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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory information for patients infected with C. gattii

From: Clinical and microbiological characteristics of Cryptococcus gattii isolated from 7 hospitals in China

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Location (Province)ShangdongHainanFujianNeimengYunnanFujianHenan
isolation period of C. gattii2014.112015.122014.042016.062016.072015.092016.08
GenderMaleMaleMaleMaleMaleMaleMale
Age-ranges (years old)20–4020–4020–4041–6041–6020–4020–40
History (medical/contact)NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
ImmunityNormalNormalNormalNormalNormalNormalNormal
Fever++++++
Headache++++++
Nausea and Vomiting+++
Seizure+
Neck stiffness+++
Kernig’s sign+++
Papilloedema++
Lung CTIrregular nodule with spicules and lobulationLeft lower lung massNormalLeft lung massLeft lower lung consolidationMultiple small nodulesRight upper lung mass
Brain MRIMeningeal lesionsNormalMeningeal enhancementLeft
lacunar infarction
NANormalNormal
Organism also found by lung biopsyYesNANANANAYesYes
Blood cultureNo growthNo growthNo growthNANANANo growth
Cryptococcal antigen titre in serum1:1024NANANANANA1:640
CSF test:
Pressure (mmH2O)260330330330NA200normal
Glucose (mmol/L)0.54.112.492.3NA2.22normal
Protein (g/L)1.570.710.350.73NA29normal
Chloride (mmol/L)111144.7117102NA126.6normal
White blood cells(×106cells/L)3778072091NA368normal
Ink stainingpositivepositivepositivepositiveNANApositive
Cryptococcal antigen titre1:1024NANANANANA1:640
Organism cultured fromCSFCSFCSFCSF/sputumCSFsputum
Antifungal therapy regimeFlu+AmBFlu+AmBFlu+AmBFlu+AmBFlu+AmBFlu+AmBFlu+AmB
Improvement (follow-up)alivealivealivealivealivealivealive
Neurological sequelaeNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
  1. Notes: + and – represented symptoms appeared and not appeared; NA represented data not available