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Cryptococcal pleural effusion preceding cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS.
Grum EE; Schwab R; Margolis ML; Department of Medicine, Medical College
August 30, 1991
Am J Med Sci. 1991 May;301(5):329-30. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The authors report a case in which a small cryptococcal pleural effusion preceded the development of severe cryptococcal meningitis in an HIV-positive patient. The appearance of an isolated transient pleural effusion is a very unusual presentation for AIDS-related complications. The authors suggest that cryptococcal infection be considered in this setting.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS Adult Case Report Cryptococcosis/*COMPLICATIONS/PATHOLOGY Cryptococcus neoformans/*PATHOGENICITY Human Male Meningitis/*COMPLICATIONS Opportunistic Infections/PATHOLOGY Pleural Effusion/*ETIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE