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[Tests for an early detection of pulmonary cryptococcosis by sputum culture].
Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 1994; 87(1):41-4.BS

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a serious opportunistic infection occurring in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. As the number of infected patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Central Africa and especially in Rwanda increases, the prevalence of cryptococcosis can also be expected to rise. An earlier diagnosis and treatment will improve the prognosis of cryptococcosis. As it is widely accepted that the lungs are the portal of entry for the yeast, 270 sputum samples coming from 230 patients attending the Centre Hospitalier de Kigali (CHK)--Rwanda for lung diseases, were investigated. Cr. neoformans var neoformans was cultured from 8 samples coming from 5 out of 230 patients. A retrospective review showed that 4 out of 5 patients were infected with HIV, a predisposing factor for cryptococcosis.

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Laboratoire de Mycologie, Institut de Médecine tropicale, Anvers, Belgique.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

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fre

PubMed ID

8003904

Citation

Mukamurangwa, P, et al. "[Tests for an Early Detection of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis By Sputum Culture]." Bulletin De La Societe De Pathologie Exotique (1990), vol. 87, no. 1, 1994, pp. 41-4.
Mukamurangwa P, Bogaerts J, Taelman H, et al. [Tests for an early detection of pulmonary cryptococcosis by sputum culture]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 1994;87(1):41-4.
Mukamurangwa, P., Bogaerts, J., Taelman, H., Batungwanayo, J., Kagame, A., van de Perre, P., & Swinne, D. (1994). [Tests for an early detection of pulmonary cryptococcosis by sputum culture]. Bulletin De La Societe De Pathologie Exotique (1990), 87(1), 41-4.
Mukamurangwa P, et al. [Tests for an Early Detection of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis By Sputum Culture]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 1994;87(1):41-4. PubMed PMID: 8003904.
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