Achieving AMR goals through better fungal diagnostics in Pakistan

Kauser Jabeen Associate Professor and Consultant Microbiologist

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan


Lack of availability of nonculture fungal diagnostics results in overprescribing, longterm antibacterial agents prescription, and excess empirical use of antifungal agents

In many countries, the government and private healthcare providers should be actively promoting diagnosis of fungal infections; such efforts will probably also have a positive benefit on inappropriate antibacterial drug usage and support stewardship programs



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1st International Collaborative Mycology Conference
    • ICMC Karachi (1st)