, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 134-142
Date: 08 Jun 2010

Management of Cryptococcal Meningitis in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a common form of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa due to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. This report outlines the management of CM with a focus on resource-limited settings. Sections covered include epidemiology and diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, management of complications, timing of antiretrovirals, and primary and secondary prevention of CM. Emphasis has been given to recent articles and landmark trials, and opinion is given from the authors’ own experiences.