Tests for an early detection of pulmonary cryptococcosis by sputum culture36653

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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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…

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