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

Cryptococcal meningitis among HIV infected patients

G Manoharan1, BK Padmavathy2, S Vasanthi2, R Gopalte2 
1 Department of Medicine, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai - 638 053, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai - 638 053, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Gopalte
Department of Microbiology, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai - 638 053, Tamilnadu
India

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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Manoharan G, Padmavathy B K, Vasanthi S, Gopalte R. Cryptococcal meningitis among HIV infected patients.Indian J Med Microbiol 2001;19:157-158

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Manoharan G, Padmavathy B K, Vasanthi S, Gopalte R. Cryptococcal meningitis among HIV infected patients. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2019 Nov 18 ];19:157-158
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