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Q: cryptococcus neoformans
Over the past few months, we have had 3 cryptococcus neoformans infections (one pneumonia and 2 meningitis cases) in individuals who are not immune compromised. Could you forward this to all our APIC ICP's as a inquiry about the incidence in other areas in LA. There have not been any reported through the RDD to the state, so they couldn't give me any stats on state incidence. This occurrence and subsequent investigation has created more questions for me than
answers. Please, if you have any information about cryptococcus neoformans infections in non-compromised patients, I would appreciate you sharing that with me.
Thanks

Barbara A.V. McGuyer, RN, BC, CIC
Infection Control Practitioner
Lafayette General Medical Center
(337) 289-7485 phone
(337) 299-8590 beeper
(337) 289-7710 fax

[email protected]

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