Cryptococcosis in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

  title={Cryptococcosis in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={Joseph A Kovacs and Andrea A Kovacs and Ma Polis and William C. Wright and Vee J Gill and Carmelita U Tuazon and Edward P. Gelmann and H. Clifford Lane and Robert N Longfield and Gary D. Overturf},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={103 4},
The clinical course and response to therapy of 27 patients with cryptococcosis and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome were reviewed. Cryptococcosis was the initial manifestation of the syndrome in 7 patients, and the initial opportunistic infection in an additional 7. Meningitis was the commonest clinical feature (18 patients). Blood cultures and serum cryptococcal antigen were frequently positive. In patients with meningitis, leukocyte count, protein level, and glucose level in… CONTINUE READING


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