Conference Presentations

Screening for Cryptococcal Infection in HIV-infected Patients Visiting HIV Clinics at Two Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 Admasu Tenna, MD (PDF)
U-13 Conference; Frascati, Italy (July 2011)

Background:

  • Cryptococcosis is caused by an encapsulated yeast C. neoformans and the portal of entry in humans is the lung. Lung infection can be with or without pneumonia.
  • HIV infection and other condition which suppress cell mediated immunity favor dissemination from the lung foci to CNS.

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