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ECCMID 2019

From April 13th - 16th, Amsterdam hosted the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. With thousands of abstracts being discussed, it was easy to miss out on some developments. Invasive fungal diseases still pose many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

Therefore, MEDtalks asked several top experts to come up with their personal (congress) highlights regarding this challenging topic, and focus on translating scientific developments to clinical practice.

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ECCMID 2019: the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections

Invasive fungal diseases still pose many diagnostic challenges. MEDtalks asked prof. Katrien Lagrou to elaborate on some challenges that particularly concerned her, and to scour the ECCMID 2019 program for interesting (future) diagnostic developments.   This editorially independent interview has been financially sponsored by Gilead.

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ECCMID 2019: management of invasive fungal infections

Managing invasive fungal diseases is a dynamic expertise. In this interview, prof. Johan Maertens talks about the changing fungal landscape, both in terms of the host (i.e. haematological patients) as the type of fungal pathogen. Looking at these changes: what are the relevant challenges and therapeutic opportunities?   This editorially independent interview has been financially sponsored by Gilead.

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ECCMID 2019: immunomodulators and invasive fungal infections

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ECCMID 2019: new guideline on invasive fungal infections

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