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World’s first clinical guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections

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  • Aspergillosis kills about 80% of sufferers over five years, unless diagnosed and treated

  • The new guidelines describe features of the disease and provide treatment recommendations

A University of Manchester professor has led the group which has published the world’s first guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections for doctors and laboratories

LIFE’s serious fungal diseases estimates reach 5 billion population coverage

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Over 1000 attendees at the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meeting in Lisbon from 63 countries, heard how many serious fungal infections there are estimated to be in Mozambique, Madagascar, Pakistan, Algeria, Venezuela, Serbia, Greece, Portugal and France. Around 390 million people live in these countries and the fungal problems seen in each. vary substantially. Tinea capitis is a big problem in sub-saharan Africa, along with complications of AIDS.

Fight against disease goes global as Manchester professor publishes 15 papers in one day

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  • The number of people affected by serious fungal diseases in a population of 636 million in 15 countries

  • Each paper provides a ‘tool’ for country advocacy for fungal disease and a baseline for future studies

Working with medical colleagues across the world, Professor David Denning has entered the history books by publishing 15 scientific papers on the same day – providing 15 countries with evidence to combat the burden of fungal disease.

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