Emerging disease issues and fungal pathogens associated with HIV infection.

@article{Ampel1996EmergingDI,
  title={Emerging disease issues and fungal pathogens associated with HIV infection.},
  author={Neil M Ampel},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={1996},
  volume={2},
  pages={109 - 116}
}
Fungal diseases are increasing among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1. Infections due to Candida and Cryptococcus are the most common. Although mucocutaneous candidiasis can be treated with oral antifungal agents, increasing evidence suggests that prolonged use of these drugs results in both clinical and microbiologic resistance. The optimal therapy for cryptococcal meningitis remains unresolved, although initial treatment with amphotericin B, followed by life… CONTINUE READING

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