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Cryptococcal Meningitis in AIDS Patients | Risk Factors for Poor Outcome

Purpose:

To predict prognosis for a patient with AIDS who has cryptococcal meningitis.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

B20.1

Description:

A patient with AIDS who develops cryptococcal meningitis can have the likely response to therapy and probable outcome predicted by the presence or absence of certain risk factors. This can help identify patients who might benefit from more aggressive therapy.

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