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Cryptococcal meningitis occurring in HIV infected individuals.


Ir Med J. 1990 Dec;83(4):157-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Three cases of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with HIV infection are described. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis. India ink preparation and culture of the CSF for cryptococcus is mandatory in HIV seropositive patients irrespective of the CSF white cell count and biochemistry.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS Adult Case Report Cryptococcosis/*COMPLICATIONS Human HIV Infections/*COMPLICATIONS Ireland Male Meningitis/*COMPLICATIONS Middle Age Opportunistic Infections/*COMPLICATIONS JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in July 30, 1991. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.