Serologic evidence for regional differences in pediatric cryptococcal infection

Jennifer 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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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Pneumonia
  • Serology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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