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Chromoblastomycosis meeting in Havana

December 13 2017

Havana meeting on the Neglected Tropical Fungal Disease Chromoblastomycosis, calls on Public Health authorities to take action
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Asia Fungal Working Group publishes mycology lab survey results

December 08 2017

A gap analysis conducted by The Asia Fungal Working Group revealed room for improvement in both management practices and the range of tests offered in Asian mycology labs. The survey is open on an ongoing basis and mycology lab managers are encouraged to respond.
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Clinical patterns of histoplasmosis in India

December 06 2017

Over 200 cases of disseminated histoplasmosis have been described in India since 2001, but responses to therapy with either itraconazole or amphotericin B are sub-optimal (<50%)
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VIPcheck: an agar-based assay for Aspergillus fumigatus azole susceptibility screening

November 28 2017

A 4-well agar plate assay (VIPcheck) that screens for azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus gives promising results even on mixed cultures and when used by non-experts. It may be useful for guiding initial antifungal treatment while awaiting MIC results
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