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Discovery helps in the treatment of Cryptococcus infections

A discovery by [b]University of Liverpool[/b] scientists means that the initial treatment for a brain infection caused by fungus could now be treated in three days, rather than two weeks. [s]Medical Xpress[/s] writes that Cryptococcus – a form of yeast – infections are often fatal but are relatively neglected in medical research. The research team, headed by Prof William Hope, say that although the recommendation for treatment is currently two weeks, amphotericin B deoxycholate has been shown to be effective within three days. Scientists at the [b]Institute of Translational Medicine[/b] say this has significant possibilities for treatment where there is a scarcity of medically trained staff, who often have to ration drugs.

[link url=http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-treatment-deadly-yeast-disease-days.html]Full Medical Xpress report[/link]
[link url=http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/1/e00725-13.abstract?sid=41aa1e65-89e3-4a8c-b50d-2854fc740e92]mBio abstract[/link]

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