Prevalence of Cryptococcal Antigenemia and Cost-Effectiveness of a Cryptococcal Antigen Screening Program – Vietnam

@inproceedings{Smith2013PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of Cryptococcal Antigenemia and Cost-Effectiveness of a Cryptococcal Antigen Screening Program – Vietnam},
  author={Rachel M. Smith and Tuan Anh Nguyen and Hoang Thi Thanh Ha and Pham Hong Thang and Cao Thu Thuy and Truong Xuan Lien and Hien Thu Bui and Thai Hung Le and Bruce Struminger and Michelle S. Mcconnell and Robyn Neblett Fanfair and Benjamin J. Park and Julie R Harris},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND An estimated 120,000 HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis (CM) cases occur each year in South and Southeast Asia; early treatment may improve outcomes. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended screening HIV-infected adults with CD4<100 cells/mm(3) for serum cryptococcal antigen (CrAg), a marker of early cryptococcal infection, in areas of high CrAg prevalence. We evaluated CrAg prevalence and cost-effectiveness of this screening strategy in HIV-infected adults in… CONTINUE READING

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