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Evaluation and Follow-Up of Patients with Cryptococcosis

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Evaluation and Follow-up of Patients With Cryptococcosis

This 5-year study will follow the course of disease in previously healthy patients with cryptococcosis who developed the disease for no identifiable reason. Individuals with a positive culture of Cryptococcus neoformans 18 years of age and older without HIV infection or other condition predisposing to cryptococcosis (such as high-dose corticosteroid therapy, sarcoidosis, or a blood cancer) may be eligible for this study. Candidates who test positive for HIV infection may not participate. Participants will have a physical examination, medical history, routine blood tests and assessment of disease activity upon entering the study. Patients who may have active cryptococcosis will also have a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and additional blood tests. Following the initial evaluation, patients receiving treatment for cryptococcosis will come to the NIH Clinical Center as needed to manage their disease, typically no less than every 3 months. Other patients will be seen every 6 to 12 months. The visits will include a medical history, physical examination, and blood and urine tests.

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Cryptococcosis in Previously Healthy Adults

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NCT00001352

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