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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-158

Cryptococcal meningitis among HIV infected patients


1 Department of Medicine, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai - 638 053, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai - 638 053, Tamilnadu, India

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R Gopalte
Department of Microbiology, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai - 638 053, Tamilnadu
India
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Cryptococcal meningitis is an emerging opportunistic infection among HIV infected patients and an important cause of mortality among these patients. The incidence of cryptococcal meningitis varies from place to place. A total of 31 specimens of CSF out of 89 samples processed from known HIV positive cases yielded Cryptococcus neoformans during the period of 3 years. C.neoformans was the most common opportunistic pathogen isolated from CSF samples of these patients with an incidence of 34.8%






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