Cryptococcosis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

T. Lobos*, G. Acuña, R. Espinoza, E. León

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Abstract

The diagnosis of cryptococcal infection was established in 3 patients with AIDS. Infection was meningo-encephalic in all and presented a violent outset. The chemical characteristics of the CSF were normal. Detection of cryptococcal antigen, presence of encapsulated yeast forms revealed by india-ink staining and positive cultures allowed a definitive diagnosis. Response to therapy with amphotericin B alone or in combination with 5-fluorocytosine was poor. A maintenance therapy with fluconazole is recommended.

Translated title of the contributionCryptococcosis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)296-299
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume118
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes

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