Burden of serious fungal infections in Trinidad and Tobago.

David W Denning, Harish C Gugnani

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    The information on the prevalence of fungal infections in the Caribbean region including Trinidad and Tobago (population 1 339 000 million) is scanty. Tinea capitis is common in children, being predominant in those of African descent, with no definitive estimate. Asthma is also common affecting 77 000-139 000 adults with an estimated 1927-3491 affected by allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and 2544-4608 with severe asthma and fungal sensitisation (SAFS). An estimated 23 763 women have ≥4 attacks of vaginal candidiasis annually. Among the estimated 14 000 HIV-infected patients, 750 cases of oesophageal candidiasis, 400 cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) and 50 cases of cryptococcal meningitis are anticipated. Histoplasma capsulatum is endemic in the islands with a 49% skin positivity rate in those
    Original languageEnglish
    Volume58 Suppl 5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


    • Fungus
    • Pneumocystis
    • aspergillosis
    • incidence
    • prevalence
    • tinea


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