Randomised trial establishes amphotericin B as best immediate therapy for Talaromyces marneffei infection in AIDS

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In a 440 patients study in Vietnam, Dr Thuy Le and colleagues show that conventional amphotericin B is superior to itraconazole for the treatment of talaromycosis in AIDS. Their paper published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds not difference in 2 week mortality (6,2%), but a substantially higher mortality at 24… Read more »

POOR FARMER’S FUNGAL SKIN CONDITION GETS APPROVAL FROM WHO AS ‘NEGLECTED’ AFTER LOBBYING BY GAFFI

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GAFFI (Global Action For Fungal Infection) today welcomes news from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that it has classed the disease known as chromoblastomycosis – a disfiguring fungal disease of poor farmers in South America, Africa, and Asia – as a neglected tropical disease (NTD). Chromoblastomycosis also known as chromomycosis, is one of the most… Read more »