Serologic evidence for Cryptococcus neoformans infection in early childhood.

  title={Serologic evidence for Cryptococcus neoformans infection in early childhood.},
  author={David L. Goldman and Hnin Ei Ei Khine and Javad Mohamadi Taze Abadi and Dania J. Lindenberg and Pirofski La and Ramata Niang and Arturo Casadevall},
  volume={107 5},
OBJECTIVE Cryptococcus neoformans is an important cause of central nervous system infection in adults with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) but an unusual cause of disease in children with AIDS. The basis for this age-related difference in incidence is not known but may be caused by differences in exposure or immune response. The objective of this study was to determine whether the low prevalence of cryptococcal disease among children is related to a lack of exposure to C neoformans… 

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