Himeshi Samarasinghe

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Cryptococcus neoformans is a basidiomycete fungus capable of causing deadly meningoenchephilitis, primarily in immunocompromised individuals. Formerly, C. neoformans was composed of two divergent lineages, but these have recently been elevated to species status, now C. neoformans (formerly C. neoformans var. grubii) and C. deneoformans (formerly C.(More)
In developing countries diabetes in the elderly is thought to be uncommon and is consequently ignored by health planners. We assessed the prevalence of complications of diabetes mellitus and frequency of hospital admissions in patients aged 60 and over in a hospital diabetic clinic in Sri Lanka. Elderly diabetic patients, though comprising only 23% of(More)
Six patients on regular haemodialysis in the Auckland renal dialysis unit developed the antibody anti-N. All utilised formaldehyde resterilisation dialyser procedures. Four patients with anti-N underwent renal transplantation unsuccessfully. Histological changes were difficult to interpret and could not be closely correlated with serological findings,(More)
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