n South African Medical Journal - Responding to the evidence for improved treatment for cryptococcal meningitis in resource-limited settings : correspondence
|Article Title||Responding to the evidence for improved treatment for cryptococcal meningitis in resource-limited settings : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Medecins sans Frontieres, Switzerland, 2 Medecins sans Frontieres, Switzerland and 3 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||196 - 198|
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first evidence-based treatment guidelines for cryptococcal meningitis in December 2011. Although its incidence has decreased with increased access to antiretroviral therapy, cryptococcal meningitis remains a major cause of death in people with HIV/AIDS, with over 500 000 deaths every year in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a leading cause of death in the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) HIV/AIDS programmes in Africa.
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