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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cryptococcal Disease

Source: Infectious Diseases Society of America
Publication Date: February 1, 2010

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2010 recommendations on cryptococcal disease management. Topics addressed include: treatment strategies for patients with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis, including HIV-infected individuals, organ transplantation recipients, and non–HIV-infected, nontransplantation hosts; management of complications in patients with cryptococcosis, including persistence, relapse, elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, and cerebral cryptococcomas; treatment strategies for patients with nonmeningeal cryptococcosis, including pulmonary disease in immunosuppressed and nonimmunosuppressed individuals and nonmeningeal, nonpulmonary cryptococcosis; and treatment in special populations, including pregnant women, children, individuals in resource-limited settings, and individuals infected with C gattii.

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Keywords: HIV - Cryptococcus, HIV - IRIS, HIV - Neurologic Complications, HIV - Resource-Limited Settings, HIV - Pregnancy, HIV - Paediatric/Adolescent Patients