Current HIV/AIDS Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 267–277

New Insights in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis

Co-infections (C Benson, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11904-012-0127-7

Cite this article as:
Jackson, A. & van der Horst, C. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep (2012) 9: 267. doi:10.1007/s11904-012-0127-7

Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients, especially in areas of high HIV prevalence, although it can also cause disease in the apparently immunocompetent. Improving the management of HIV-associated CM is important to ensure that patients can survive to benefit from increasing access to ART. In this review we focus on recent advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of CM.

Keywords

CryptococcusCryptococcal meningitisMeningitisHIVImmunocompromisedPreventionDiagnosisTreatment

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Infectious DiseasesChapel HillUSA