A case of an aids patient with cryptococcus neoformans infection

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Cryptococcosis is the most common fungal disease in HIV-infected persons. It is known as the AIDS-defining illness for 60-70% of HIV-infected patients. Before antiretroviral therapy (ARV) was discovered, fungal and other opportunistic infections were a major problem for people with advanced HIV/AIDS. Presented here is a case of a 43-year-old man who was newly diagnosed HIV, in which he was admitted due to shortness of breath and decreased consciousness. His clinical symptoms, physical examination, laboratory and radiologic findings indicated a Cryptococcus neoformans infection. The patient had received treatment using anti-fungal and ARV that showed a clinical improvement during observation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number88
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Opportunistic infection


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