Cryptococcal Disease in HIV-Infected Children

Carol Kao, David L. Goldman

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Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated fungal pathogen that is remarkable for its tendency to cause meningoencephalitis, especially in patients with AIDS. While disease is less common in children than adults, it remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected children without access to anti-retroviral therapy. This review highlights recent insights into both the biology and treatment of cryptococcosis with a special emphasis on the pediatric literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number27
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • AIDS
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Meningoencephalitis


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