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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000480
HIV Reports

Complicated and Protracted Cryptococcal Disease in HIV-infected Children

Hassan, Haseena FCPaed*; Cotton, Mark F. FCPaed, PhD*†; Rabie, Helena MMed, MSc*†

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Abstract

We report 7 HIV-infected children with cryptococcosis. Median age and CD4 counts were 9.3 years and 12 cells/mm3, respectively. Two children died early. Of 4 children requiring prolonged amphotericin B and fluconazole at a dosage above 12 mg/kg/d, 3 presented with meningitis and 1 with fever. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome contributed to morbidity through exacerbations at the primary site and elsewhere.

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