Odhiambo FA, Murage EM, Ngare W, Ndinya-Achola JO.Detection rate of Cryptococcus neoformans in cerebrospinal fluid specimens at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.East Afr Med J. 1997 Sep;74(9):576-8.

Citation:
O. PROFNDINYA-ACHOLAJ. "Odhiambo FA, Murage EM, Ngare W, Ndinya-Achola JO.Detection rate of Cryptococcus neoformans in cerebrospinal fluid specimens at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.East Afr Med J. 1997 Sep;74(9):576-8.". In: East Afr Med J. 1997 Sep;74(9):576-8. IBIMA Publishing; 1997.

Abstract:

A ten-year retrospective review of laboratory detection of Cryptococcus neoformans in cerebrospinal fluid was undertaken using past laboratory and clinical records at Kenyatta National Hospital. A total of 1462 India-ink tests were carried out, 76 (5.2%) of these tested positive for C. neoformans. An increasing number of clinical requests for India-ink test mirrored by increasing number of patients with immunological disorders were noted over the study period although no obvious trend emerged in the detection pattern of C. neoformans. The use of a more sensitive test such as the latex agglutination technique is suggested.

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