[Clinical course of cryptococcosis in HIV infection].Klin Med (Mosk). 1999; 77(1):39-42.KM
Cryptococcosis was detected in 17% of examines with AIDS. The disease was caused by fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Most frequently cryptococcosis affected CNS (meningitis and encephalitis). The symptoms were scare and nonspecific, e.g. positive meningitis indicators occurred only in 9% of the patients. Cryptococcosis tends to hematogenic spread with severe dissemination. The diagnosis was made primarily basing on the results of mycological investigations of the biosubstrates, i.e. discovery of Cryptococcus neoformans.