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MSGERC publish recommendations for antifungal stewardship programmes

November 13 2020

MSGERC have released a set of recommendations for running a successful antifungal stewardship programme - hopefully more hospitals will use these to set up their own formal programme
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Fungal eye infections leave over half a million people blinded each year

October 21 2020

A new review of fungal keratitis data shows high rates in parts of Asia and Africa, with many people losing their sight as a result
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Biological drugs & ABPA

October 09 2020

Evidence is mounting for the use of biological drugs (e.g. Xolair, Nucala) for ABPA in asthma and cystic fibrosis patients
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Mycetoma is more widespread than previously thought

October 05 2020

A new review of 332 case reports and series (almost 20,000 cases) shows that mycetoma is found far outside the tropics, but data are missing for many countries that are probably affected
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Blastomyces antigen testing is species agnostic in Wisconsin

September 15 2020

Dr Laux et al evaluated the performance of the MiraVista urine antigen test for Blastomyces in 140 patients. Overall sensitivity was around 80% for either B. dermatitidis and B. gilchristi
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