Epidemiology of human cryptococcosis in Turkey in 1953-2003

Kantarcioglu S., Yucel A.

9th Congress of the European-Confederation-of-Medical-Mycology/7th Trends in Invasive Fungal Infections, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 September - 01 October 2003, pp.59-66 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Amsterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-66
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Thirtynine cases of human cryptococcosis were reported in Turkey in fifty years. The number of case reports was remarkably increased after 1991. Nine cases was associated with HIV infection. For cases of cryptococcosis, overall, the majority of patients presented with CNS infections (73.2%, 30/41) and masculine predominance (58.5%, 24/41) and respectively high mortality (43.9%, 18/41) was evident in all patients.