Prevalence, correlates, and outcomes of cryptococcal antigen positivity among patients with AIDS, United States, 1986-2012.

@article{McKenney2015PrevalenceCA,
  title={Prevalence, correlates, and outcomes of cryptococcal antigen positivity among patients with AIDS, United States, 1986-2012.},
  author={Jennie McKenney and Sean Bauman and Brandon P Neary and Roger Detels and Audrey L. French and Joseph Bernard Margolick and Brian Doherty and Jeffrey D. Klausner},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={
          959-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is one of the most common causes of AIDS-related mortality worldwide, accounting for 33%-63% of all cases of adult meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa and >500 000 deaths annually. In sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization recommends routinely screening AIDS patients with a CD4 count ≤100 cells/µL for cryptococcal infection. In the United States, there are no recommendations for routine screening. We aimed to determine the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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