The delusive value of cryptococcal antigen assay in monitoring cryptococcal disease in a fatal case of meningoencephalitis by C. neoformans, sensitive to antifungal standard therapy

S. Mohammad-Khani, B. Otremba, R. Klein, R.E. Schmidt & M. Stoll
Background: Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common cause of life threatening meningoencephalitis in HIV-infected patients. Evidence of cryptoccocal antigen (CrA) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are reliable parameters in ensuring the diagnosis. In the majority of cases complete remission [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]