Cases of disseminated cryptococcosis in intravenous drug abusers without HIV infection

A new risk factor?

Mahmoud Shorman, Derek Evans, Christy Gibson, John Perfect

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Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease which has been characterized by its identified risk groups. There are many risk factors identified. We present a surprising four cases of disseminated cryptococcosis in intravenous drug abuse (IVDA) patients in a short period of time and in one geographical area, this observation suggest that there may be a new association with IVDA and cryptococosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume14
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Intravenous Substance Abuse
Cryptococcosis
Drug Users
HIV Infections
Mycoses

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  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Cases of disseminated cryptococcosis in intravenous drug abusers without HIV infection : A new risk factor? / Shorman, Mahmoud; Evans, Derek; Gibson, Christy; Perfect, John.

In: Medical Mycology Case Reports, Vol. 14, 01.12.2016, p. 17-19.

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