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Ugandan Association for Medical Mycology

Challenges in the diagnosis of fungal infections

2:18 pm in MM Uganda by Richard Kwizera

With the exception of cryptococcal disease which can be diagnosed reliably by antigen testing, diagnosis of other deep fungal infections is not straightforward. Conventional culture on Sabouraud dextrose agar is the gold standard diagnosis for each of the deep fungal infections and also allows antifungal susceptibility testing; however they display low sensitivities and take days … Continue reading “Challenges in the diagnosis of fungal infections”

Managing serious mycoses: challenges in resource-limited countries

2:15 pm in MM Uganda by Richard Kwizera

Many challenges exist in the management of serious fungal infections in resource-limited countries, such as; high disease burden, lack of diagnostics, limited awareness, low resource allocation, rare public health response, lack of a recognised international authority on public health mycology, lack of epidemiological data and antifungal drugs. Management of fungal infections is also still a … Continue reading “Managing serious mycoses: challenges in resource-limited countries”

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12:41 pm in MM Uganda by Graham Atherton

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