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Title: Red regional de laboratorios para la vigilancia de las infecciones fúngicas invasoras y susceptibilidad a los antifúngicos
Other Titles: Regional laboratory network for surveillance of invasive fungal infections and antifungal susceptibility in Latin America
Authors: Cuenca-Estrella, Manuel 
Rodríguez-Tudela, Juan L. 
Córdoba, Susana 
Melhem, Marcia C. 
Szeszs, María W. 
Castañeda, Elizabeth 
Martínez, Gerardo 
Gabastou, Jean-Marc 
Keywords: Infecciones Bacterianas y Micosis;Diagnóstico;Antifúngicos;Organización Panamericana de la Salud
Issue Date: 2008
Description: Fil: Cuenca-Estrella, Manuel. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Servicio de Micología; España.
Fil: Rodríguez-Tudela, Juan L. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Servicio de Micología; España.
Fil: Córdoba, Susana. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Departamento de Micología; Argentina.
Fil: Melhem, Marcia C. Instituto Adolfo Lutz. Seção de Micología; Brasil.
Fil: Szeszs, María W. Instituto Adolfo Lutz. Seção de Micología; Brasil.
Fil: Castañeda, Elizabeth. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Grupo de Microbiología; Colombia.
Fil: Martínez, Gerardo. Instituto de Medicina Tropical. Departamento de Bacteriología; Cuba.
Fil: Gabastou, Jean-Marc. Organización Panamericana de la Salud; Ecuador.
This article describes the general objectives of the Regional Laboratory Network for Surveillance of Invasive Fungal Infections and Antifungal Susceptibility in Latin America. Formation of the Network was coordinated by the Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit of the Pan American Health Organization, with the technical and financial support of the National Center for Microbiology of the Carlos III Health Institute (Spain), and the technical support of the Microbiology Department of the Dr. C. Malbrán National Institute on Infectious Diseases (Argentina) and the Microbiology Unit of the Parasitology Service of the Adolfo Lutz Institute (Brazil). The Network’s principle objectives are epidemiological surveillance of invasive fungal infections through detection of antifungal resistance and identification of emergent, invasive fungal infections; establishment of norms and common protocols for early diagnosis of mycoses; and strengthening coordination, communications, and transference mechanisms among countries. The Network must be gradually implemented and must include staff training, a systematic process for sharing technology, evaluation of diagnostic techniques, identification of fungal species, and standardized tests for antifungal susceptibility.
ISSN: 1020-4989
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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