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Central African Journal of Medicine

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Cryptococcus gattii: A dilemma in diagnosis and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa an area with high HIV prevalence

VJ Robertson, TK Nyazika, L Katsidzira, TI Gutu

Abstract


Sub-Saharan Africa contributes at least 70% of the global cryptococcal meningoencephalitis cases each year and the majority of cases are caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans species. We present a case of meningoencephalitis due to Cryptococcus gattii in an 18 year old apparently immunocompetent male patient from Zimbabwe.




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