Current Fungal Infection Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 35–40

Diagnosis and Management of Cryptococcal Disease in Resource-Limited Settings

  • Michelle Vanselow
  • Mary E. Brandt
  • Benjamin J. Park
Current Management of Fungal Infections (L Ostrosky-Zeichner, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s12281-011-0082-6

Cite this article as:
Vanselow, M., Brandt, M.E. & Park, B.J. Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2012) 6: 35. doi:10.1007/s12281-011-0082-6

Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the most important fungal infections in the developing world, where deaths related to this disease are numerous. In resource-limited settings, mortality is high in large part because of difficulties in the diagnosis and management of this infection. This paper outlines many of the realities in many resource-limited settings, and describes priorities for public health action and research.

Keywords

CryptococcusCryptococcosisCryptococcal meningitisDiagnosisManagementHIV/AIDSResource-limited settingsAmphotericinFluconazoleLateral flow assayCryptococcal antigenLatex agglutination

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Vanselow
    • 1
  • Mary E. Brandt
    • 1
  • Benjamin J. Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA