Current status of serious fungal infections in Nigeria

  • Rita Oladele

Student thesis: Phd


Fungal infections are ignored by social and political communities. However, they are estimated to affect more than a billion people, resulting in approximately 11·5 million life-threatening infections in the ‘at risk’ population and more than 1·5 million deaths annually. Though there have been huge advances in diagnostics and antifungal drug development over the past two decades, however, resource limited settings have not benefited from these advances. The aim of this research was to determine the burden of serious fungal infections in Nigerians with the appropriate underlying diseases. This epidemiological research was conducted across four study populations. Study 1; HIV-infected patients with CD4+ counts
Date of Award1 Aug 2018
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorDavid Denning (Supervisor) & Malcolm Richardson (Supervisor)


  • Histoplasmosis
  • Invasive candidiasis
  • Neonatal infections
  • Aspergillosis
  • Nigeria
  • Pulmonary fungal infections
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Histoplasmin

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