A new online version of the 4th edition is now available!
It will allow fast and very comfortable search through the entire Atlas text. The engine is fully equipped for title as well as for general search. Items are strongly linked, enabling direct use of the electronic version as a benchtool for identification and comparison. Text boxes with concise definitions appear, explaining all terminology while reading. The fourth edition will contain nearly 600 clinically relevant species, following all major developments in fungal diagnostics. Regular updates of the Atlas are planned, which should include numerous references to case reports, as well as expanded data on antifungals.
The online version will have regular updates free of charge. Subscribe in 2014 and get 6 months extra free of charge. This version is platform-independant. An internet connection is required while running the application.
A USB version of the Atlas will be available at € 110. It has the same features as the online version and is interactive in allowing personal annotations.
The Atlas of Clinical Fungi is an open end project. Photoplates will gradually be replaced by full colour versions. We appreciate if you could notify us of mistakes, omissions, or send us pdfs of important publications, etc.
This has to be the single reference book for every medical mycologist. The first edition appeared in 1995 and ran to `only' 720 pages. The double-page per species format is retained, most being occupied by a combination of line drawings and photomicrographs, often taken with interference contrast, and also scanning electron micrographs. The information given on each species has been extended by information on pathogenicty, further literature references, Biosafety Level classifications, antifungal susceptibility data, molecular data including trees and where available rDNA SSU restriction maps, and physiological profiles for filamentous fungi as well as yeasts. Full bibliographic nomenclatural references to both accepted names and cited synonyms are also added, and more importantly more species are included, especially yeasts and opportunists, making a total of about 400. Also new is an index of doubtful names and unconfirmed clinical cases. The list of references cited has almost doubled, and the index to scientific names now has a staggering 3400 plus fungal names - listed by epithet as well as by generic name which greatly facilitates retrieval.
There are no other medical mycplogical identification manuals in its class - and it is such a reasonable price - a consequence of it not being published through a commercial publisher but by a scientific institute that sees such works as a service and not a source of income (as used to be the case with the International Mycological Institute). Indeed, so many fungi are included and so beautifully illustrated, and the work is so modestly priced, that it merits purchase by all dealing with fungi in culture, especially those managing culture collections or working with soil fungi. If you are in these categories, even if not primarily a medical mycologist, make sure there is a copy to hand in your laboratory.
This massive undertaking is undoubtedly one of the most significant works ever published in the medical mycology field. It will serve as an invaluable 'bible' for anybody who works with fungal pathogens of man and animals.
Its four authors have compiled what amounts to a printed and bound database that includes almost twice as many fungus descriptions as before. Each genus is now listed alphabetically within its division (and each species is listed alphabetically within its genus). Anamorphs such as Blastomyces dermatitidis and Histoplasma capsulatum enjoy the luxury of detailed descriptions separate from their teleomorphs, reflecting the fact that for many fungal pathogens the teleomorphic states are never seen in clinical laboratories.
The descriptions of fungi now include not only the same top-quality morphological accounts as before, but also restriction maps based on small subunit rDNA or internal transcribed DNA spacer regions. The number of species for which this molecular diagnostic information is included is stunningly large. I was honestly amazed to see the huge number of relatively obscure species (in the clinical context) for which DNA taxonomic material has now been obtained.
The information included on many if not most species goes beyond diagnostic descriptions to include susceptibility data for commonly used antifungal agents. Most of the minimal inhibitory concentrations have been gleaned from published sources; some of them are from the authors' own laboratories. To find MICs of antifungal agents listed even for rarely encountered fungi such as Phaeosclera dematioídes and Chaetomium globosum is a genuine treat. However poor the correlation may be between MICs and clinical treatment outcomes, the data provide at least an indication of possible antifungal choices for clinicians confronted with an infection due to a seldom-encountered species. The susceptibility data and the restriction maps alone make the Atlas stand head and shoulders above competing reference texts for fungal identification. The splendidly concise but effective introductory chapters on fungal taxonomy, ecology, identification and infectious processes virtually provide the reader of the Atlas with an up-to-date medical mycology textbook in addition to the marvellous reference descriptions. The index comprehensively cross-references all citations even of long-abandoned genus and species names.
No professional in the world of pathogenic fungi can afford to be without this superb, very reasonably priced book
The 2th edition can only be used by administrators.
Because also non admin users must work with the Atlas we created an update.
This update gives non administrator users the opportunity to use the atlas
Download the AtlasPatch1 and install as an administrator on your computer.
Install in the same directory where you installed the Atlas.
Can I install the Atlas more than one time?
Thank you for buying the CD-ROM version of the Atlas of
To instal your copy off the Atlas insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM-Drive.
The folowing screen pops up. Enter the serial from the back of the case.
and press oke. follow the instructions on the screen.
After this you have to register the CD-ROM
Fill in all the required fields
Step 2: you can choose to register online or by fax.
If you choose online you will get the next step, and the unlock code will show in a website
Or choose for the Register by fax.
Press print end fax us the form that looks like this.
Dear Atlas CD Support team,
please send me an unlock-code. My registration data is as following.
Atlas of Clinical Fungi
First name: Sybren
Last name: de Hoog
Organisation: Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures
Department: Ecology of clinical fungi
Street: Uppsalalaan 8
Zip/Postal Code: 3584 CT
City : Utrecht
Country: The Netherlands.
Serial number: *********
Please send this form via fax or postal mail to the Atlas CD Support!
If you want to receive the unlock-code via fax, please write your fax number in the line below:
Than we will do the registration for you. And send you the Unlock-code.