Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 352–357

Cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients

  • William G. Powderly

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-000-0015-y

Cite this article as:
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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Powderly
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  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseasesWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA