Cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients
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- Powderly, W.G. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2000) 2: 352. doi:10.1007/s11908-000-0015-y
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection that is potentially deadly for and common among AIDS patients, in the United States and worldwide. Subacute meningitis and meningoencephalitis are typical, clinically. This article will review relevant aspects of cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS, focusing on the most recent information pertaining to pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical syndromes, and treatment of this devastating disease.