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Cavitating pulmonary cryptococcosis developing in an HIV antibody patient despite prior treatment with fluconazole.
  1. R J Coker,
  2. D Bell,
  3. B S Peters,
  4. S M Murphy
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London.


    Disseminated cryptococcosis developed in an HIV antibody positive patient who was taking fluconazole for oral candidiasis. This case highlights the poor response to therapy that may be seen, and the severe pulmonary complications that may ensue. The use of fluconazole prior to the development of cryptococcosis did not confer protection.

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