CRYPTOCOCCOSIS IN ADVANCE STATE OF AIDS AND ITS CHALLENGING THERAPEUTIC REGIMEN: IS IT REALLY CURABLE?


Anindya Banerjee, Swetasri Bhattacharya

Abstract


Cryptococcosis followed by Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a deadly disease in an immuno-compromised patient with the complication of advance
human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS, which comes through an air born virus Cryptococcus neoformans, from bird dropping. Immune reconstitution
inflammatory syndrome is also often associated with this disease. A 10 years study showed a 17% prevalence of CM in a tertiary care hospital, among
which 53.1% were infected with AIDS. Treatment guideline is amphotericin B (AmB) and 5-flucytosine or AmB and fluconazole, but the iatrogenic
effect, cost and scarcity of availability of these drugs are the leading cause of mortality due to this disease. Anyhow, various novel therapeutic
approaches have been taken to reduce and/or to prevent the pathogenesis of CM for the sake of mankind.
Keywords: Antiretroviral therapy, Seizures, Hypokalemia, Hypomagnisemia.


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Title

CRYPTOCOCCOSIS IN ADVANCE STATE OF AIDS AND ITS CHALLENGING THERAPEUTIC REGIMEN: IS IT REALLY CURABLE?

Date

01-03-2015

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 8 Issue 2 (March - April) 2015 Page: 51-53

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0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Anindya Banerjee
Dept of Pharmacology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 14
India

Swetasri Bhattacharya


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