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.

Published
2014-09-16
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Articles

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