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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


    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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