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Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus

Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus Brunetta found in AIDS patients. Says Dr. Stern, "Very few treatments for mycotic diseases have been as revolutionary as this one seems to be." icin B causes a By Leslie number of serious side ef- patients, including fever, chills, headache, and muscle pains, and can fects in many patients in suffers the agonies of infection by the fungus cryptococcus neoformans. Common in the environment, cryptococcus poses little danger to people with healthy immune systems. But its unchallenged one Nearly in ten AIDS the U.S. eventually Options cryptococcus fungus usually first enters the body through the lungs. In an immunocompromised person, the fungus may either colonize there, leading The Current Treatment spread through immunocompromised person's body can lead to a frightening array of painful and deadly disorders including meningitis, pneumonia, and inan fections of the skin, blood, bone marrow, and genitourinary tract. In Africa, the story is even more appalling: There, nearly one in three AIDS patients eventually suffers an attack by cryptococcus. Currently used treatments for cryptococcal infection leave much to be desired. Although these therapies initially quell cryptococcal infections in many AIDS patients, they are also highly toxic, and unable to prevent http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (2) – Apr 1, 1989

Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (2) – Apr 1, 1989

Abstract

Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus Brunetta found in AIDS patients. Says Dr. Stern, "Very few treatments for mycotic diseases have been as revolutionary as this one seems to be." icin B causes a By Leslie number of serious side ef- patients, including fever, chills, headache, and muscle pains, and can fects in many patients in suffers the agonies of infection by the fungus cryptococcus neoformans. Common in the environment, cryptococcus poses little danger to people with healthy immune systems. But its unchallenged one Nearly in ten AIDS the U.S. eventually Options cryptococcus fungus usually first enters the body through the lungs. In an immunocompromised person, the fungus may either colonize there, leading The Current Treatment spread through immunocompromised person's body can lead to a frightening array of painful and deadly disorders including meningitis, pneumonia, and inan fections of the skin, blood, bone marrow, and genitourinary tract. In Africa, the story is even more appalling: There, nearly one in three AIDS patients eventually suffers an attack by cryptococcus. Currently used treatments for cryptococcal infection leave much to be desired. Although these therapies initially quell cryptococcal infections in many AIDS patients, they are also highly toxic, and unable to prevent

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Copyright 1989 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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10.1089/apc.1989.3.22
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Abstract

Fluconazole: New Hope Against Cryptococcus Brunetta found in AIDS patients. Says Dr. Stern, "Very few treatments for mycotic diseases have been as revolutionary as this one seems to be." icin B causes a By Leslie number of serious side ef- patients, including fever, chills, headache, and muscle pains, and can fects in many patients in suffers the agonies of infection by the fungus cryptococcus neoformans. Common in the environment, cryptococcus poses little danger to people with healthy immune systems. But its unchallenged one Nearly in ten AIDS the U.S. eventually Options cryptococcus fungus usually first enters the body through the lungs. In an immunocompromised person, the fungus may either colonize there, leading The Current Treatment spread through immunocompromised person's body can lead to a frightening array of painful and deadly disorders including meningitis, pneumonia, and inan fections of the skin, blood, bone marrow, and genitourinary tract. In Africa, the story is even more appalling: There, nearly one in three AIDS patients eventually suffers an attack by cryptococcus. Currently used treatments for cryptococcal infection leave much to be desired. Although these therapies initially quell cryptococcal infections in many AIDS patients, they are also highly toxic, and unable to prevent

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Apr 1, 1989

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