Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682
MENEZES, Everardo Albuquerque et al. Cryptococcus neoformans causing meningitis in AIDS patients. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2002, vol.35, n.5, pp. 537-539. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822002000500021.
Cryptococcus neoformans causes meningitis in AIDS patients. In the São José Hospital, reference center for patients with AIDS in Fortaleza - Ceará State - Brazil, 54 samples of the cerebrospinal fluid were analyzed from January 1st through December 31st 2000. Direct examination with India ink and culture in Sabouraud's agar at 37°C were done. Of the specimens studied 5(9.25%) were positive.
Palavras-chave : Cryptococcus neoformans; Meningitis; Cerebrospinal fluid; AIDS.