CRIPTOCOCCOSI IN PAZIENTI AFFETTI DA AIDS: MONITORAGGIO CLINICO-MICROBIOLOGICO

Translated title of the contribution: Cryptococcosis in patients suffering from AIDS: Microbiological monitoring

G. Lombardi, C. Cavanna, A. Dei Cas, G. Michelone

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Abstract

Mycotic opportunistic infections have an important role in the clinical manifestations of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: among them, cryptococcosis represents the most severe complication. The Authors enhance the importance of a constant clinical and microbiological follow-up of AIDS patients affected wwith cryptococcosis. The study involves 18 cases of cryptococcal infection that were diagnosed in the recent years at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo - University of Pavia. Particularly, the Authors would like to stress the importance of the constant determination of the antigen level both in the cerebrospinal fluid and in the serum, in order to monitor the real efficacy of the therapy and to early detect possible relapses.

Translated title of the contributionCryptococcosis in patients suffering from AIDS: Microbiological monitoring
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie
Volume44
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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