Serologic evidence for regional differences in pediatric cryptococcal infection

Jennifer I.M. Davis, Wang Yong Zheng, Aharona Glatman-Freedman, Josephine Anne Navoa Ng, Marimel R. Pagcatipunan, Herschel Lessin, Arturo Casadevall, David L. Goldman

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Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans is present in areas contaminated with pigeon droppings. Unrecognized infections are hypothesized to occur commonly among immunocompetent individuals. We used serology to estimate prevalence of cryptococcal infection in immunocompetent children from 3 regions. Our results indicate unrecognized cryptococcal infections are extremely common in Bronx children, but uncommon in children from Dutchess County, NY and the Philippines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-551
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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Pediatrics
Infection
Cryptococcus neoformans
Philippines
Columbidae
Serology

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Pneumonia
  • Serology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Serologic evidence for regional differences in pediatric cryptococcal infection. / Davis, Jennifer I.M.; Zheng, Wang Yong; Glatman-Freedman, Aharona; Ng, Josephine Anne Navoa; Pagcatipunan, Marimel R.; Lessin, Herschel; Casadevall, Arturo; Goldman, David L.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 26, No. 6, 06.2007, p. 549-551.

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Davis, JIM, Zheng, WY, Glatman-Freedman, A, Ng, JAN, Pagcatipunan, MR, Lessin, H, Casadevall, A & Goldman, DL 2007, 'Serologic evidence for regional differences in pediatric cryptococcal infection', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 549-551. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e318047e073
Davis, Jennifer I.M. ; Zheng, Wang Yong ; Glatman-Freedman, Aharona ; Ng, Josephine Anne Navoa ; Pagcatipunan, Marimel R. ; Lessin, Herschel ; Casadevall, Arturo ; Goldman, David L. / Serologic evidence for regional differences in pediatric cryptococcal infection. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 549-551.
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