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GAFFI calls together experts in Lima for new thinking on fungal disease management in Latin America

July 01 2020

Lancet Infectious Diseases has just published a meeting report covering a meeting in Lima organised by GAFFI, PAHO and the CDC, looking at how to improve diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections in Latin America
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Join our free fungal diagnostics webinar on beta-D-glucan on weds 1st July 13:00-14:00 BST

June 30 2020

Please note that the event starts at 13:00 British Summer Time (BST = UTC+1 = GMT+1)
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PAHO issues guidelines on disseminated histoplasmosis in HIV/AIDS

June 22 2020

The Pan American Health Organization has issued its first guidelines on both diagnosis and management of disseminated histoplasmosis among people living with HIV, which recommends using antigen testing (which was recently added to the WHO's Essential Diagnostics List)
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Detecting Candida auris in skin and nasal swabs by PCR

June 18 2020

Malczynski and colleagues in Chicago developed a PCR screening test for Candida auris that gave 100% concordance with cultures grown from the same samples, but required the sample to be resuspended in PBS-BSA first - the swab transport medium Amies completely inhibited the PCR reaction
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Itraconazole improves lung function and symptoms in treatment resistant asthma

June 02 2020

While itraconazole is not recommended in current clinical guidelines for severe asthma, evidence is building that some patients may benefit. A new study by Dr Mirsadraee and colleagues in Iran found that it improved asthma control in patients without fungal biomarkers.
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