Cryptococcosis primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2]

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It is recommended that patients with CD4 counts ≤ 100 cells/μl should have routine cryptococcal antigen screenings and patients with a positive result should be offered preemptive anti-fungal therapy.

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References

  1. Cassim N, Schnippel K, Coetzee LM, Glencross DK (2017). "Establishing a cost-per-result of laboratory-based, reflex Cryptococcal antigenaemia screening (CrAg) in HIV+ patients with CD4 counts less than 100 cells/μl using a Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) at a typical busy CD4 laboratory in South Africa". PLoS One. 12 (2): e0171675. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171675. PMID 28166254.
  2. Greene G, Sriruttan C, Le T, Chiller T, Govender NP (2017). "Looking for fungi in all the right places: screening for cryptococcal disease and other AIDS-related mycoses among patients with advanced HIV disease". Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 12 (2): 139–147. doi:10.1097/COH.0000000000000347. PMID 28134711.
  3. "www.cdc.gov" (PDF).

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