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Disseminated cryptococcosis in a patient receiving chronic haemodialysis.
  1. R. Banks,
  2. A. Williams,
  3. S. Glover,
  4. P. Burton,
  5. D. Warnock,
  6. C. Mackenzie

    Abstract

    Systemic infection with Cryptococcosis neoformans is described in a young man receiving maintenance haemodialysis. The organism was identified in thin sections of a cervical lymph node using resin embedding and silver staining. There were no predisposing factors other than uraemia. His clinical infection responded to the combination of oral 5-flucytosine and a total of 2.5 g of intravenous amphotericin B. He remains free of relapse after 30 months.

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