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Chronic fungal lesions predisposed to malignancy

March 2, 2015

Researchers in Brazil documented seven cases of squamous cell carcinoma that resulted from chronic chromoblastomycosis in the Brazilian Amazon state Maranhão.

“There appears to be remarkable polymorphism in the presentation of [chromoblastomycosis] lesions, where the most aggressive and disabling manifestation is possible malignant transformation,” the researchers wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases. “However, this extreme is considered rare by some authors, probably due to the lower number of reports to date. Here we demonstrate that malignancy may be more common in [chromoblastomycosis] than shown by current data.”

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HIV prevention yields significant lifetime medical cost savings

March 1, 2015
SEATTLE — Considering the high lifetime medical costs of HIV treatment in the United States, the possible cost savings of HIV prevention is significant, according…
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Video: Action needed to reduce CVD risks in HIV patients

February 28, 2015
SEATTLE — Steven Grinspoon, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, gives an overview of his CROI 2015 plenary session discussing…
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Repeat testing necessary to detect HIV among infants receiving ART via breast-feeding

February 27, 2015
SEATTLE — WHO recommendations for HIV testing 6 weeks after breast-feeding cessation may need to be re-evaluated, as study findings presented at CROI 2015 suggest…
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Delayed HCV therapy may increase liver-related deaths

February 27, 2015
SEATTLE — Deferring treatment for hepatitis C virus infection 1 year or more after diagnosis or until evidence of advanced liver disease may increase liver-related…
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Critical Issues in HBV
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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Video: Highlights in cancer and HIV treatments at CROI 2015

February 27, 2015
Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member Paul Volberding, MD, reviews HIV and cancer treatment data presented…
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

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