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Update of the EORTC Consensus Definitions of Invasive Fungal Disease

December 09 2019

The EORTC consensus definitions of invasive fungal infections have now been updated to include new patient groups (e.g. children and those taking ibrutinib) and diseases (e.g. Pneumocystis, endemic mycoses), and to reflect recent progress in diagnostics including Aspergillus/Candida PCR and galactomannan
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Diagnosis of tinea capitis in adults is challenging

December 09 2019

Tinea capitis is uncommon in adults, and often initially misdiagnosed as bacterial folliculitis, allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema
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NICU fluconazole prophylaxis may lead to Malassezia colonisation and fungaemia

October 17 2019

IDSA recommends fluconazole prophylaxis for the first six weeks in premature neonates weighing <1kg in units with high rates (>10%) of invasive candidiasis. Dr Chen and colleagues in Taiwan found that introducing fluconazole prophylaxis reduced cases of candidaemia from 1-2 cases per year (per ~780 patients) to zero. However, Malassezia colonisation and fungaemia rose during this time.
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Fungal infection burdens presented at TIMM: Morocco, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan

October 14 2019

Estimates of the incidence and prevalence of fungal infections were presented this week at TIMM2019 (Nice, France) for a further 5 countries: Morocco, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan.
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Medical experts stress the need for new ways of diagnosing neglected tropical fungal skin disease

October 01 2019

Results of a survey of 23 centres on diagnostics for fungal NTDs (sporotrichosis, chromoblastomycosis, mycetoma) have been published by Professor Hay and colleagues. In basic healthcare settings, clinical signs and direct microscopy are are most useful.
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