El diagnóstico de la enfermedad fúngica es un salvavidas para los pacientes con HIV y SIDA
April 12 2021
Aproximadamente 1 de cada 5 pacientes guatemaltecos con VIH recién diagnosticado tiene una infección oportunista, incluidas muchas causadas por los hongos endémicos Histoplasma y Cryptococcus. Los pacientes con recuentos de CD4 + <350 células / mm3 se beneficiaron del cribado, que se facilita gracias a la disponibilidad de kits de diagnóstico rápido.
Fungal disease diagnosis is lifesaver for patients with HIV and AIDS
April 12 2021
Around 1 in 5 Guatemalan patients with newly-diagnosed HIV has an opportunistic infection, including many caused by the endemic fungi Histoplasma and Cryptococcus. Patients with CD4+ counts of <350 cells/mm3 benefitted from screening, which is made easier by the availability of rapid diagnostic kits.
GAFFI‘s annual report outlines its new strategy: access to diagnostics and antifungals
March 23 2021
“GAFFI’s work over the last 7 years is unfinished. So many countries and communities are poorly served by public health and medical services with respect to fungal disease diagnosis. While less dramatic than transmissible viral infections, their toll in death and suffering is large. This has to change.” - Professor David Denning
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
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