Tag Archives: Cryptococcus

Cryptocococcal infection bibliography – PNG and Cambodia

I have assembled bibliographies of Cryptococcal literature relevant to: PNG here – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897830/?msg=publicURL 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 the collection … Continue reading

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Module 6: Central nervous system infections- case studies and references

Acute meningitides – CNS infection cases Ferguson 2017 acute Acute bacterial meningitis – new treatment guidelines for PNG – Editorial PNGMJ 2012- Chloramphenicol replaced by ceftriaxone. Acute community-acquired meningitis and encephalitis – review 2002 MJA Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (childhood) in QLD – … Continue reading

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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

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