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- Borges, Moara Alves Santa Bárbara, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Medical mycology case reports 2019 v.26 pp. 64-66
- Cryptococcus neoformans; HIV infections; antigens; blood serum; case studies; cerebrospinal fluid; clinical examination; false negative results; mycoses; patients
- ... The detection of cryptococcal capsular antigen (CrAg) is very sensitive and specific, however false-negative results have been reported, mostly in cerebrospinal fluid. We report the case of an HIV-infected patient with CD4 = 42 cells/mL, asthenic, negative serum CrAg lateral flow assay (LFA) and culture-proven cryptococcaemia. Despite the high accuracy of LFA, false-negative result is possible. Ca ...
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