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Combination antifungal therapy for cryptococcal meningitis
  1. J. S. Tobias,
  2. P. F. M. Wrigley,
  3. Elizabeth Shaw

    Abstract

    Two patients with Hodgkin's disease and cryptococcal meningitis are described. Both patients were treated with a combination of the two antifungal agents, amphotericin B and flucytosine. Nephrotoxicity was easily reversible in both patients and clinical improvement was seen with this combination therapy. Intrathecal therapy with amphotericin B was used in both patients. The optimal treatment of this disease may prove to be a combination of oral flucytosine, with amphotericin B given by intrathecal injection as well as rapid low dose intravenous injection.

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