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Cryptococcal meningitis: A neglected NTD?

Abstract : Although HIV/AIDS has been anything but neglected over the last decade, opportunistic infections (OIs) are increasingly overlooked as large-scale donors shift their focus from acute care to prevention and earlier antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation. Of these OIs, cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly invasive fungal infection, continues to affect hundreds of thousands of HIV patients with advanced disease each year and is responsible for an estimated 15%–20% of all AIDS-related deaths [1, 2]. Yet cryptococcal meningitis ranks amongst the most poorly funded “neglected” diseases in the world, receiving 0.2% of available relevant research and development (R&D) funding, according to Policy Cures’ 2016 Global Funding of Innovation for Neglected Diseases (G-Finder) Report [3, 4].
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S.F. Molloy, T. Chiller, G.S. Greene, J. Burry, N.P. Govender, et al.. Cryptococcal meningitis: A neglected NTD?. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Public Library of Science, 2017, 11 (6), pp.e0005575. ⟨10.1371/journal.pntd.0005575⟩. ⟨pasteur-01570237⟩

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