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March 1978

Cryptococcal MeningitisCure Despite Cryptococcemia

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY.

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(3):179-180. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500270061014

• Cure of cryptococcal meningitis accompanied by cryptococcemia was achieved with amphotericin B therapy. Cryptococcal meningitis is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, especially when accompanied by evidence of extraneural infection. Experience with the patient reported suggests that associated cryptococcemia is not invariably associated with treatment failure.