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Table 1 Pathogen findings of cryptococcal meningitis in CSF

From: Characteristics and outcomes of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV seronegative children in Beijing, China, 2002–2013

Times Antigen (%) (n = 27) India ink smear (%) (N = 34) Culture (%) (N = 34) Combination (%) (N = 34)
1st 20 (74.1) 9 (26.5) 11 (32.4) 26 (76.5)
2nd 22 (81.5) 20 (58.9) 16 (47.1) 29 (85.3)
3rd 22 (81.5) 23 (67.6) 22 (64.7) 30 (88.2)
>3rd 22 (81.5) 29 (85.3) 28 (82.4) 31 (91.2)
Negative 5 (18.5) 5 (14.7) 6 (17.6) 3 (8.8)
Total 27 (100) 34 (100) 34 (100) 34 (100)