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South African Medical Journal
We retrospectively reviewed microbiology data from a tertiary care hospital in Botswana and found that Cryptococcus neoformans was cultured from 15% (193/1307) of all cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid specimens submitted for analysis, making it the most common diagnosed cause of meningitis in this population. Moreover, almost 70% of CSF samples with significant lymphocytosis did not yield a pathogen, suggesting that many causes of lymphocytic meningitis are going undiagnosed.
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cryptococcus, epidemiology, opportunistic infections
Bisson, Gregory P.; Lukes, John; Mtoni, Isaac; and MacGregor, Rob Roy, "Cryptococcus and Lymphocytic Meningitis in Botswana" (2008). Botswana-UPenn Scholarly Publications. 12.
Date Posted: 29 July 2014
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