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PAPPALARDO, Mara C.S.M.  and  MELHEM, Márcia S.C.. Cryptococcosis: a review of the brazilian experience for the disease. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2003, vol.45, n.6, pp.299-305. ISSN 1678-9946.

Cryptococcosis is a systemic mycosis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. The disease occurs in patients with cellular immunodeficiency. The incidence of cryptococcosis arises with aids, and mycosis is one of the opportunistic infections that defines AIDS. After the HAART era the occurrence of cryptococcosis decreased all over the world, but it still continues to be a prevalent disease in Brazil. Thus, we consider this paper to be very important as a result of our reviewing of Brazilian literature regarding some relevant aspects of that disease.

Keywords : Cryptococcus neoformans; Cryptococcosis; AIDS; HAART; Brazilian literature.

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