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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of 80 patients with cryptococcosis

From: Clinical features of pulmonary cryptococcosis among patients with different levels of peripheral blood CD4+ T lymphocyte counts

  CD4 ≤ 378/μL
N = 45 (%)
CD4 > 378/μL
N = 35 (%)
P value
Clinical characteristics
 Asymptomatic 0 6 (17.1) 0.005
 Fever 39 (86.7) 10 (28.6) <0.001
Pulmonary symptoms 33 (73.3) 34 (97.1)  
 Cough and expectoration 20 (60.6)a 22 (64.7)a 0.729
 Chest pain 3 (9.1)a 9 (26.5)a 0.064
 Dyspnea 9 (27.3)a 8 (23.5)a 0.725
Neurological symptoms 34 (75.6) 4 (11.4)  
 Headache, dizzy 30 (88.2)b 4 (100)b 1.000
 Meningeal irritation 19 (55.9)b 3 (75)b 0.624
APACHE II score 9.1 ± 3.7 3.2 ± 4.7 <0.001
  1. aThe proportion of patients with pulmonary involvement
  2. bThe proportion of patients with brain involvement