Screening for cryptococcal antigenemia in anti-retroviral naïve AIDS patients in benin city, Nigeria.

@article{Osazuwa2012ScreeningFC,
  title={Screening for cryptococcal antigenemia in anti-retroviral na{\"i}ve AIDS patients in benin city, Nigeria.},
  author={Favour Osazuwa and John Osilume Dirisu and Patrick Evbaguehita Okuonghae and Ose Ugbebor},
  journal={Oman medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          228-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Cryptococcus neoformans is the most incriminated fungal pathogen causing meningitis in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, and is known to constitute a major cause of deaths in AIDS patients. This study thus aimed to determine the baseline sero-prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans infection in anti-retroviral naïve (ART-naïve) AIDS patients using the serum Cryptococcal antigen (crag) detection method. Baseline effect of variation in CD4 counts, as well as sex and… CONTINUE READING

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