[Cryptococcosis in children in the State of Pará, Brazil].

  title={[Cryptococcosis in children in the State of Par{\'a}, Brazil].},
  author={Maria do Perp{\'e}tuo Socorro Costa Correa and Edmundo Clarindo Oliveira and Ricardo R Duarte and Pedro Pereira de Oliveira Pardal and Fl{\'a}vio de Mattos Oliveira and Luiz Carlos Severo},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  volume={32 5},
We report 19 cases of cryptococcosis in children, diagnosed in Belém, PA. In nine patients the variety of the etiologic agent was studied and identified as Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. The average age of these patients was 7.8 years (range, 5-13 years) There were 5 girls and 4 boys (ratio, 1.25:1). Amphotericin B treatment (associated with fluconazole 3 or fluocytosine 1) was given but five (56%) of these patients died in the following three months. The existence of highly endemic areas… CONTINUE READING