About the Authors

Eveline Snelders

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Henrich A. L van der Lee

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Judith Kuijpers

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Anthonius J. M. M Rijs

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

János Varga

Affiliations Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS), Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands , Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary

Robert A Samson

Affiliation Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS), Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Emilia Mellado

Affiliation Servicio de Micologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

A. Rogier T Donders

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Willem J. G Melchers

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Paul E Verweij

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: p.verweij@mmb.umcn.nl

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , Nijmegen Institute for Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and Immunity, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

PV: Consultant, Merck, Pfizer; research grant, Cephalon, Schering-Plough, Pfizer, Merck, Basilea; speaker's bureau: Gilead, Merck, Schering-Plough. Other authors: no competing interests declared.

Author Contributions

RAS, WJGM, and PEV designed the study. ES, HALvdL, JK, AJMMR, JV, and EM collected data or did experiments for the study. ES, JV, ARTD, WJGM, and PEV analyzed the data. ES wrote the first draft of the paper. RAS, ARTD, WJGM, and PEV contributed to writing the paper.