Phased implementation of screening for cryptococcal disease in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Govender, N.P. (Nelesh)
dc.contributor.author Chetty, V.
dc.contributor.author Roy, M.
dc.contributor.author Chiller, T.
dc.contributor.author Oladoyinbo, S.
dc.contributor.author Maotoe, T.
dc.contributor.author Stevens, W.S.
dc.contributor.author Pinini, Z.
dc.contributor.author Spencer, D.
dc.contributor.author Venter, W.D.F.
dc.contributor.author Jassat, W.
dc.contributor.author Cameron, David A.
dc.contributor.author Meintjes, Graeme
dc.contributor.author Mbengashe, T.
dc.contributor.author Pillay, Yogan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-30T06:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-30T06:28:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12
dc.description.abstract Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common cause of laboratoryconfirmed meningitis in South Africa.1 Despite the increased coverage of antiretroviral treatment (ART), the country’s incidence of cryptococcal meningitis remains high, and in routine care settings, the disease has a case-fatality ratio of >50% at 12 weeks post-diagnosis.2-4 Screening and pre-emptive antifungal treatment is desirable to prevent the development of cryptococcal meningitis and associated deaths. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Govender, NP, Chetty, V, Roy, M, Chiller, T, Oladoyinbo, S, Maotoe, T, Stevens, WS, Pinini, Z, Spencer, D, Venter, WDF, JAssat, W, Cameron, D, Meintjes, G, Mbengashe, T & Pillay, Y 2012, 'Phased implementation of screening for cryptococcal disease in South Africa', South African Medical Journal, vol. 102, no. 12, pp. 914-917. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.6228
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/21568
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Cryptococcal disease en_US
dc.subject Cryptococcus neoformans en_US
dc.subject Meningitis in South Africa en_US
dc.title Phased implementation of screening for cryptococcal disease in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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