Cryptococcosis in the Developing World: An Elephant in the Parlor

Pappas, Peter G.
February 2010
Clinical Infectious Diseases;2/1/2010, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p345
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the overwhelming numbers of the cases of central nervous system cryptococcosis in sub-Saharan Africa. The author states that the failure of health care provision has been attributed to little access to effective antifungal therapy, few clinical initiatives, culture, and economy. Moreover, the author outlines the findings of prospective studies about the treatment regimens of cryptococcal meningitis in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).


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