A review of the management and outcome of patients admitted with cryptococcal meningitis at a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal province

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 4, 2019 , pages: 159–164
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2019.1607480
Author(s): Andrew J RossDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, Egide NdayishimiyePrince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Master of Public Health (MPH), South Africa


Background: South Africa has 7.06 million people who are HIV-positive, with those having a low CD4 count being susceptible to cryptococcal meningitis (CCM), which has an estimated mortality of 30–50%. This study aimed to establish the outcome of patients admitted with CCM to a regional hospital in Durban between June 2015 and May 2016, and the extent to which the National Department of Health (NDoH) protocol was adhered to in managing their condition.

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