Category Archives: Fungi
Yeast summary April 2021 Townell Candida species Cryptococcus species Trichosporon species Talaromyces marneffei (previously Penicillium marneffei) Rhodotorula species Malassezia furfur Pneumocysitis jiroveci Dimorphic fungi not included.
I have assembled bibliographies of Cryptococcal literature relevant to: PNG – Crypto PNG 25Mar22 Pubmed Cambodia – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897847/?msg=publicURL Two PNG PhD theses of relevance date from the 1990s – summaries here – the authors published several papers that are within … Continue reading
Organism Microscopy Culture and identification Non-culture methods General Histopath PAS & silver stains etc. K0H with Parker ink (skin scrapings/nails) SAB (Saborauds dextrose agar) medium +/- antibiotics +/- cycloheximide For other media, see here. Blue thymol blue sticky tape preparation … Continue reading
Saving lives by routine cryptococcal antigen screening and pre-emptive fluconazole in patients with advanced HIV
Guest posting: Dr Melanie-Anne John, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North, formerly Infectious Disease Department, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, RSA Cryptococcal meningitis (CCM) has a high mortality (20-50%) in patients with AIDS. CCM is preventable with fluconazole and … Continue reading
This post is under construction Guidelines Mycology online guideline page Updated ANZMIG Guidelines for Haematology and Oncology 2014 (Internal Medicine Journal) IDSA 2010 Cryptococcosis treatment guideline Issues arising (to be completed) Aspergillus in sputum– how frequently is does it represent just … Continue reading