JOHN R. DURANT; LEONARD D. EPIFANO; SIMON W. EYER
Most physicians and medical students tend to think of clinical infection with Cryptococcus neoformans as a rare form of meningitis which serves as the coup de grâce for a few patients suffering from malignant lymphomas. A few brief paragraphs are devoted to it in most standard bacteriologic and medical textbooks. Lecturers generally mention the subject only in passing. Discovery of a patient suffering from cryptococcosis is thus a surprise to most physicians, and the event is heralded as a rarity.
C. neoformans as a cause of disease is probably less rare than is thought. In the United States, about 50
DURANT JR, EPIFANO LD, EYER SW. PULMONARY CRYPTOCOCCOSIS: TREATMENT WITH AMPHOTERICIN B1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:534–547. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-3-534
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