Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

8-6-2008

Publication Source

South African Medical Journal

Volume

98

Issue

9

Start Page

724

Abstract

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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Work published in the journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial 3.0 Unported Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). It was originally published at http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/1485

Keywords

cryptococcus, epidemiology, opportunistic infections

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Date Posted: 29 July 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.