Title: Fluconazole-resistant Cryptococcus neoformans var gattii in an AIDS patient
Authors: Peetermans, Willy ×
Bobbaers, Herman
Verhaegen, Jan
Vandepitte, Jozef #
Issue Date: Jan-1993
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:48 issue:6 pages:405-9
Abstract: We describe a case of meningitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans var gattii in an AIDS patient. The reasons for the observed predominance of C. neoformans var neoformans infections in AIDS patients living in areas endemic for the gattii variety are not understood thus far. Treatment with fluconazole resulted in poor clinical and mycological response. In vitro sensitivity testing of the fungus revealed high minimal inhibitory concentrations, suggesting fluconazole resistance. Treatment with amphotericin B was successful.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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