High prevalence of cryptococcal infection among HIV-infected patients hospitalized with pneumonia in Thailand.

@article{Harris2012HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of cryptococcal infection among HIV-infected patients hospitalized with pneumonia in Thailand.},
  author={Julie R Harris and Mark D. Lindsley and Sununta Henchaichon and Natteewan Poonwan and Sathapana Naorat and Prabda Prapasiri and Somrak Chantra and Fuangrak Ruamcharoen and Loretta S Chang and Malinee Chittaganpitch and Nanthawan Mehta and Leonard Francis Peruski and Susan A. Maloney and Benjamin J. Park and Henry C. Baggett},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={e43-50}
}
BACKGROUND Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a major cause of death among HIV-infected patients. Cryptococcal antigenemia (CrAg+) in the absence of CM can represent early-stage cryptococcosis during which antifungal treatment might improve outcomes. However, patients without meningitis are rarely tested for cryptococcal infection. We evaluated Cryptococcus species as a cause of acute respiratory infection in hospitalized patients in Thailand and evaluated clinical characteristics associated with… CONTINUE READING
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