Table 1.

Laboratory findings for 25 patients with cryptococcal infection

Patient no.CD4 cell count (no. of cells/μl)Cryptococcal antigen titerSpecimen positive by culture
CSFSerum
1121:1,0241:512Blood, CSF
2124 NTa 1:4,096Blood, CSF, BALb
310NTNTBlood
412NT1:16384Blood, CSF
5NTNT1:4,096Blood
611NT1:2,048Blood, CSF
7NTNT1:2,048Blood
89Negative1:1,024Blood, CSF
930>1:4,000NTBlood, CSF
10NTNT1:2,048CSF
11261:512NTCSF
12NTNT1:2,2048Blood
13NT1:2,0481:2,048Blood, CSF
14140Negative1:256Blood
1571:1,024NTBlood, CSF
1671:256NegativeBlood, CSF
1761:128NTBlood, CSF
1829NTNTBlood, BAL
191301:2,0481:2,048Blood, CSF
2037NegativeNegativeBlood
21c 0NT>1:4,000Blood
22139>1:4,000NTCSF
23c 21:1,024>1:4,000CSF
24c 61>1:4,0001:1,024CSF
25c 4NT>1:4,000Lung biopsy
  • a NT; not tested.

  • b BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage.

  • c Death was attributed to cryptococcal infection.