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Screening for cryptococcal antigenemia using the lateral flow assay in antiretroviral therapy-naïve HIV-positive adults at an Ethiopian hospital clinic.

Reepalu, Anton LU ; Balcha, Taye LU ; Yitbarek, Tadele; Jarso, Godana; Sturegård, Erik LU and Björkman, Per LU (2015) In BMC Research Notes 8(1).
Abstract
Since treatment for latent cryptococcal infection (CI) before starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces mortality in HIV-infected subjects, screening for cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) in blood is recommended for individuals with CD4 cell counts < 100 cells/µL in regions with high CI prevalence. We assessed CrAg screening using the lateral flow assay in HIV-infected adults eligible for ART in central Ethiopia.
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  abstract     = {Since treatment for latent cryptococcal infection (CI) before starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces mortality in HIV-infected subjects, screening for cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) in blood is recommended for individuals with CD4 cell counts &lt; 100 cells/µL in regions with high CI prevalence. We assessed CrAg screening using the lateral flow assay in HIV-infected adults eligible for ART in central Ethiopia.},
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  author       = {Reepalu, Anton and Balcha, Taye and Yitbarek, Tadele and Jarso, Godana and Sturegård, Erik and Björkman, Per},
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  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {BMC Research Notes},
  title        = {Screening for cryptococcal antigenemia using the lateral flow assay in antiretroviral therapy-naïve HIV-positive adults at an Ethiopian hospital clinic.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1707-6},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2015},
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