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The Current State of Clinical Mycology in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Abstract : The ability of medical centres in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe to diagnose and treat fungal infections remains unknown. In order to investigate that, here we conducted a cross-sectional online survey, released at both The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) and European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) websites. A total of 31 institutions responded to the questionnaire. Most centres (87.1%, n = 27) had access to Aspergillus spp. ELISA galactomannan testing as well as to Cryptococcus spp. antigen testing (83.9%, n = 26). Serological tests were mostly available for Aspergillus species (80.6%, n = 25); and most institutions reported access to mould-active antifungal drugs (83.9%; n = 26), but 5-flucytosine was available to only 29% (n = 9) of the participant centres. In conclusion, this study represents the first attempt to document the strengths and limitations of the Eastern and South-Eastern European region for diagnosing and treating fungal diseases.
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Cândida Driemeyer, Diego R Falci, Martin Hoenigl, Oliver A Cornely, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, et al.. The Current State of Clinical Mycology in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Medical Mycology, Oxford University Press, 2022, 60 (4), ⟨10.1093/mmy/myac017⟩. ⟨hal-03610807⟩

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