Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis

Academic Article


  • To the Editor: Dr. Dismukes and his colleagues in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Mycoses Study Group deserve warm congratulations for the successful completion of a very difficult study (Aug. 6 issue).* My only disappointment is that, in their effort to shorten the course of therapy, they did not investigate the efficacy of a relatively short course (3 to 4 weeks) of amphotericin B combined with a longer course of flucytosine (6 to 10 weeks). It seems reasonable to assume that the period of greatest danger for the development of resistance to flucytosine is early in. © 1988, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Macgregor RR; Dinubile MJ; Sugar AM; Levitz SM; Dismukes WE; Cloud GA
  • Start Page

  • 380
  • End Page

  • 381
  • Volume

  • 318
  • Issue

  • 6