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Prevalence of cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) among HIV-positive patients in Eswatini, 2014–2015

Abstract:

Background:
Cryptococcal meningitis is a leading cause of death amongst people living with HIV. However, routine cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) screening was not in the national guidelines in Eswatini.

Objectives:
A cross-sectional study was conducted between August 2014 and March 2015 to examine CrAg prevalence at Mbabane Government Hospital in Eswatini.

Methods:
We collected urine and whole blood from antiretroviral-therapy-naïve patients with HIV and a cluster of...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.4102/ajlm.v9i1.933

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
AOSIS
Journal:
African Journal of Laboratory Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2020-07-29
Acceptance date:
2020-04-07
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EISSN:
2225-2010
ISSN:
2225-2002
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1146850
Local pid:
pubs:1146850
Deposit date:
2020-12-04

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