Module 1: The Immune Response to Opportunistic Fungal Infections

This learning activity has been designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Learning Objectives
After completing this educational activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Understand the principle host defense mechanisms employed against Candida, Aspergillus, and the zygomycetes.
  • Gain knowledge into the relationship between host and pathogen factors in determining the likelihood and outcome of a fungal infection
  • Estimate the risk of developing specific mycoses in patients with various immune deficiency states

Target Audience
This learning activity is intended for oncologists, hematologists, infectious disease specialists who treat transplant patients and other patient populations at risk for developing fungal infections.

Release Date: September 30, 2008
Expiration date: September 30, 2009

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