Schwartz IS, Wiederhold N, Patterson TF, Hanson KE, Sigler L. Blastomyces helicus, a new dimorphic fungus causing fatal pulmonary and systemic disease in humans and animals in western Canada and the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy483/5034009
Kenyon C, Schwartz IS. Effects of sexual network connectivity and antimicrobial usage on antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018 July; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2407.172104
Jiang Y, Dukik K, Muñoz JF, Sigler L, Schwartz IS, Govender NP, Kenyon C, Feng P, Stchigel AM, de Hoog GS, Lu H. Phylogeny, ecology and taxonomy of systemic pathogens in Ajellomycetaceae (Onygenales): Blastomyces, Emergomyces, Emmonsia, Emmonsiellopsis. Fungal Diversity 2018; DOI: 10/1007/s13225-018-0403-y
Schwartz IS, Sanche S, Wiederhold N, Patterson TF, Sigler L. Emergomyces canadensis, a dimorphic fungus causing fatal systemic human disease in North America. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018 April; 24(4):758-761. DOI https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2404.171765
Crombie K, Spengane Z, Locketz M, Dlamini S, Lehloenya R, Wasserman S, Maphanga T, Govender NP, Kenyon C, Schwartz IS. Paradoxical worsening of Emergomyces africanus infection in an HIV-infected male on itraconazole and antiretroviral therapy. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2018 March; 12(32): e0006173. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006173
Schwartz IS, Maphanga TG, Govender NP. Emergomyces: a new genus of dimorphic fungal pathogens causing disseminated disease among immunocompromised persons globally. Current Fungal Infection Reports 2018 March; 12(1):44-50. DOI: 10.1007/s12281-018-0308-y
Schwartz IS, Patterson TF. The emerging threat of antifungal resistance in transplant infectious diseases. Current Infectious Diseases Reports 2018; 20(20). DOI: 10.1007/s11908-018-0608-y
Schwartz IS*, McLoud JD*, Berman D, Botha A, Lerm B, Colebunders R, Levetin E#, Kenyon C#. Molecular detection of airborne Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungal pathogen, in Cape Town, South Africa. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2018 Feb; 12(1): e0006174. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006174 (*Joint first authors; #joint senior authors)
Schwartz IS, Lerm B, Hoving JC, Kenyon C, Basson WJ, Horsnell WG, Otieno-Odhiambo P, Govender NP, Colebunders R, Botha A. Emergomyces africanus in soil, South Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2018 Feb; 24 (2): 377-341. DOI: 10.3201/eid2402.171351
Rofael M, Schwartz IS, Sigler L, Kong LK, Nelson N. Emmonsia helica infection in HIV-infected man, California, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2018; 24(1). DOI: 10.3201/eid2401.170558
Schwartz IS, Wasserman S. Itraconazole and antiretroviral therapy: strategies for empiric dosing. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2017; 17(11); 1122-3. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30568-6
Schwartz IS, Kenyon CR, Lehloenya R, Claasens S, Spengane Z, Prozesky HW, Burton R, Parker A, Wasserman S, Meintjes G, Mendelson M, Taljaard J, Schneider JW, Beylis N, Maloba B, Govender NP, Colebunders RL, Dlamini SK. AIDS-related systemic mycoses endemic to Western Cape, South Africa and clinical mimics: a cross-sectional study of adults with advanced HIV and recent-onset, widespread skin lesions. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2017 Aug 25;4(4):ofx186. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofx186
Lerm B, Kenyon C, Schwartz IS, Kroukamp H, de Witt R, Govender NP, de Hoog GS, Botha A. First report of urease activity in the novel systemic fungal pathogen Emergomyces africanus: a comparison with the neurotrope Cryptococcus neoformans. FEMS Yeast Research. 2017 Nov 1;17(7). DOI: 10.1093/femsyr/fox069
Schwartz IS, Hammond GW. First reported case of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in Canada. Canada Communicable Disease Report. 2017, 43 (7/8):150-3.
Cronjé N*, Schwartz IS*, Retief L, Bastos ADS, Matthee S, Preiser W, Bennett NC, Maphanga T, Govender N, Colebunders R, Kenyon C. Attempted molecular detection of the dimorphic fungal pathogen, Emergomyces africanus, in small terrestrial mammals in South Africa. Medical Mycology. 2018 June 1; 56(4):510-513. DOI: 10.1093/mmy/myx065. (*joint first authors)
Schwartz IS, Wiederhold NP. Update on therapeutic drug monitoring of antifungals for prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. Current Fungal Infection Reports. 2017 July 1. 11(3):75-83. DOI 10.1007/s12281-017-0287-4
Maphanga TG, Zulu GT, Mpembe RS, Naicker SD, Schwartz IS, Govender NP. In vitro antifungal susceptibility of the yeast- and mould-phases of the dimorphic fungal pathogen, Emergomyces africanus (formerly Emmonsia species), from HIV-infected South African patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2017; 55:1812-1820. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02524-16
Dukik K MJ, Jiang Y, Feng P, Sigler L, Stielow JB, Freeke J, Jamalian A, van den Ende GB, McEwen JG, Clay OK, Schwartz IS, Govender NP, Maphanga TG, Cuomo AC, Moreno L, Kenyon C, Borman AM, de Hoog S. 2017. Novel taxa of thermally dimorphic systemic pathogens in the Ajellomycetaceae (Onygenales). Mycoses. 2017; 60(5):296-309. DOI: 10.1111/myc.12601 [JIF 2.332]
Claasens S, Schwartz IS, Jordaan HF, Schneider JW. Bacillary angiomatosis presenting with polymorphic skin lesions. ID Cases. Oct 4 2016; 6:77-78
Schwartz IS, Embil JM, Sharma A, Goulet S, Light RB. Management and outcomes of acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by blastomycosis. Medicine (Baltimore). May 2016: 95 (18). DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003538
Schwartz IS, Kenyon C, Thompson GR 3rd. Endemic mycoses: what’s new in old diseases. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports, March 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s40588-016-0034-6
Kenyon CR, Tsoumanis A, Schwartz IS, Maughan-Brown B. Partner concurrency and HIV infection risk in South Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2016 Apr;45:81-7DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.03.001
Kenyon C, Tsoumanis A, Schwartz IS. A population's higher-risk sexual behaviour is associated with its average sexual behaviour - an ecological analysis. Epidemics. 2016, June; Jun;15:56-65 DOI: 10.1016/j.epidem.2016.02.002
Kenyon CR, Schwartz I, Buyze J. Did AIDS mortality decrease the number of lifetime sex partners in Kenya – an ecological analysis? Epidemiology & Infection, 2016 Feb;144(3):556-9. DOI: 10.1017/S095026881500165X.
Schwartz IS, Kenyon C, Feng P, Govender N, Dukik K, Sigler L, Jiang Y, Stielow JB, Muñoz JF, Cuomo C, Botha A, Stchigel AM, de Hoog GS. 50 years of Emmonsia disease in humans: the dramatic emergence of a cluster of novel fungal pathogens. PLOS Pathogens, 2015, Nov 19: 11(11):e1005198 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005198.
Kenyon C, Tsoumanis A, Schwartz IS. HIV prevalence correlates with high-risk sexual behavior in Ethiopia's regions. PLOS ONE, 2015 Oct 23;10(10):e0140835. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140835.
Schwartz IS, Govender N, Corcoran C, Dlamini S, Prozesky HW, Burton R, Mendelson M, Talgaard J, Lehloenya R, Caligaro, G, Colebunders RL, Kenyon C. Clinical characteristics, diagnosis, management and outcomes of disseminated emmonsiosis: a retrospective case series. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2015 Sep 15;61(6):1004-12. DOI: 10.1093/cid/civ439
Schwartz IS, Keynan Y, Gilmour MW, Dufault B, Lagacé-Wiens P. Trends of β-hemolytic streptococcal bacteremia in Manitoba, 2007-2012. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014 Nov;28:211-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.1376
Schwartz IS, Bach PJ, Roscoe B, Majury A, Hopman WM, Ellis E, Garrahan T, Smith J, Barkley R, Panaro L, Jamieson F, Froats C, Gemmill I, Wobeser WL. Interferon-gamma release assays piloted as a TB screening tool in federal Canadian inmates. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2014: 18(7):787–792.