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Cryptococcosis 

Cryptococcosis

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Cryptococcosis
Author(s):

William G. Powderly

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070702_update_002

Update:

Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with AIDS—recommendation for initial use of the combination of amphotericin B and flucytosine, and that all patients should receive antiretroviral therapy, but this should be delayed for at least 6–8 weeks.

Updated on 28 Nov 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 August 2017

Cryptococcus neoformans, which is found worldwide as a soil organism and thought to be transmitted by inhalation, most often causes disease in patients with abnormal cell-mediated immunity, notably patients with HIV infection and solid-organ transplant recipients, but the infection also occurs rarely in apparently immunocompetent people in restricted geographical areas, especially involving ...

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