Diagnosis and Management of Cryptococcal Disease in Resource-Limited Settings
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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.
KeywordsCryptococcus Cryptococcosis Cryptococcal meningitis Diagnosis Management HIV/AIDS Resource-limited settings Amphotericin Fluconazole Lateral flow assay Cryptococcal antigen Latex agglutination
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