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Lymphocyte transformation assay for C neoformans antigen is not reliable for detecting cellular impairment in patients with Neurocryptococcosis

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Title
Lymphocyte transformation assay for C neoformans antigen is not reliable for detecting cellular impairment in patients with Neurocryptococcosis
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BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-278
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Katya C Rocha, Cinthia Pinhal, Sônia Cavalcanti, Monica SM Vidal, Matheus Toscano, Dewton Moraes-Vasconcelos, Alberto JS Duarte, Fernando LA Fonseca, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Vitor E Valenti, Anete SG Grumach

Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans causes meningitis and disseminated infection in healthy individuals, but more commonly in hosts with defective immune responses. Cell-mediated immunity is an important component of the immune response to a great variety of infections, including yeast infections. We aimed to evaluate a specific lymphocyte transformation assay to Cryptococcus neoformans in order to identify immunodeficiency associated to neurocryptococcosis (NCC) as primary cause of the mycosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 33%
Librarian 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 33%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 5 21%

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