Serum cyrptococcal antigen: diagnostic value in the diagnosis of AIDS-related cryptococcal meningitis.

@article{Asawavichienjinda1999SerumCA,
  title={Serum cyrptococcal antigen: diagnostic value in the diagnosis of AIDS-related cryptococcal meningitis.},
  author={Thanin Asawavichienjinda and Chitr Sitthi-amorn and V Tanyanont},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={1999},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={65-71}
}
RATIONALE The incidences of HIV-AIDS patients with opportunistic infections of the central nervous system are increasing. Of these, cryptococcal meningitis is the most important and serious. A simple method for the diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis is needed despite its variable clinical features and the lack of a capacity in most health facilities in Thailand to exclude it from other diseases especially mass lesions in the brain. OBJECTIVE To identify the capability and cut off point of… CONTINUE READING