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Title: Chronic diarrhoea caused by cryptococcus neoformans in a non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient
Authors: Somnuek Sungkanuparph
Deja Tanphaichitra
Roongnapa Pracharktam
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2003
Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Vol.35, No.3 (2003), 211-212
Abstract: A 43 y-old woman with underlying cervix carcinoma stage IIIB, status postirradiation, and diabetes mellitus with tripathy suffered from chronic diarrhoea for more than 6 months. Stool examination showed few white blood cells and red blood cells. Rectal swab cultures disclosed Cryptococcus neoformans in 2 samples obtained 2 weeks apart. The diarrhoea responded to treatment with oral fluconazole for 4 weeks. Repeated rectal swabs revealed no yeast growth. During follow-up for 4 y, she had no problems with diarrhoea. Chronic diarrhoea caused by C. neoformans is rare and clinical suspicion is needed.
ISSN: 00365548
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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