“I collect spores, molds and fungus” - Dr. Egon Spengler

Dr. Ilan Schwartz MD PhD (@GermHunterMD) teaches us that we should always at least consider fungi in the differential diagnosis of unexplained sepsis, especially in patients with impaired immune systems or complex medical or surgical histories, and walks us through an approach to antifungals.  Be sure to check out the Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium (@MSG_ERC), an organization of clinicians who are dedicated to advancing diagnostics and treatment of fungal disease (where Dr. Schwartz serves on the board of directors!) Claim CME for this episode at !

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Show Segments


Rapid fire questions, get to know our guest

Intentionally vague case; When should we be worried about fungal infection?

Overnight emergencies: Candidiasis and mucormycosis

Starting empiric anti-fungals

Testing basics: direct versus indirect

Fungemia, fungal endocarditis

Resistant candida; candida auris

Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia



Producer, Writer, Show Notes, Infographic/Cover Art: Beth Garbitelli MD

Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP, Beth Garbitelli MD

Reviewer: Emi Okamoto MD

Showrunners: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP

Technical Production: PodPaste

Guest: Ilan Schwartz MD, PhD

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