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J Infect. 1998 Mar;36(2):231-2.

Meningitis due to a combined infection with Cryptococcus neoformans and Streptococcus pneumoniae in an AIDS patient.

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  • 1Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Natal Medical School, Durban, South Africa.

Abstract

We report on a case of dual infection with Cryptococcus neoformans and Streptococcus pneumoniae in the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with AIDS. To our knowledge this represents the first case to be reported in the English literature. In immunocompromised patients the importance of performing both the Gram- and India-ink stain and cryptococcal antigen test on CSF specimens with completely normal biochemical and cellular parameters is emphasized.

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