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Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010 Aug;7(3):134-42. doi: 10.1007/s11904-010-0052-6.

Management of cryptococcal meningitis in sub-saharan Africa.

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University of North Carolina Project, Kamuzu Central Hospital, 100 Mzimba Road, Private Bag A/104, Lilongwe, Malawi. arthurjackson@yahoo.com

Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a common form of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa due to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. This report outlines the management of CM with a focus on resource-limited settings. Sections covered include epidemiology and diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, management of complications, timing of antiretrovirals, and primary and secondary prevention of CM. Emphasis has been given to recent articles and landmark trials, and opinion is given from the authors' own experiences.

PMID:
20532838
DOI:
10.1007/s11904-010-0052-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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