Cryptococcal infections of the central nervous system: an analysis of predisposing factors, laboratory findings and outcome in patients from South India with special reference to HIV infection.

@article{Khanna1996CryptococcalIO,
  title={Cryptococcal infections of the central nervous system: an analysis of predisposing factors, laboratory findings and outcome in patients from South India with special reference to HIV infection.},
  author={Naresh Khanna and Akepati Chandramuki and Anish Desai and V Ravi},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          376-9
        }
}
The incidence of cryptococcosis in patients with AIDS is significant. Predisposing factors, laboratory findings and outcome were assessed in 60 patients with cryptococcal infections of the central nervous system over a 17.5-year period (Jan. 1978-June 1995). Predisposing factors for cryptococcal infection were identified in 36 patients, with HIV infection being the commonest (18). Cryptococcal cultures were positive in all patients. India ink staining was positive in 48 patients and… CONTINUE READING
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