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Table 2 Microorganism culture results for the patient during the admission course

From: Differential diagnosis of atypical encephalopathy in critical care: a case report

   Day-1 Day-9 Day-14 Day-18
Blood Bacterial culture Streptococcusa (−) (−) (−)
Fungal culture (−) (−) (−) (−)
Serum Cryptococcus antigen   (−)   
Aspergillus antigen   (−)   (−)
Sputum Bacterial culture (−) (−) (−) (−)
Fungal culture (−)   (−)  
MTB culture (−)    
MTB-PCR   (−)   
Bronchoalveolar lavage Bacterial culture   Streptococcusa   
Fungal culture   Aspergillus   
Cryptococcus antigen   (−)   
Aspergillus antigen   Positive   
MTB culture   (−)   
MTB-PCR   (−)   
PJP-PCR   (−)   
Cerebrospinal fluid Bacterial culture   (−)   (−)
Fungal culture   (−)   (−)
Cryptococcus antigen   (−)   (−)
Aspergillus antigen   (−)   (−)
MTB culture   (−)   (−)
MTB-PCR   (−)   (−)
HSV1 (IgG/IgM)   (−)   (−)
HSV2 (IgG/IgM)   (−)   (−)
VZV IgG   (−)   (−)
Surgical lung specimens Fungus culture    Aspergillus  
MTB culture    (−)  
MTB-PCR    (−)  
  1. aStreptococcus intermedius
  2. Abbreviation: MTB Mycobacterium tuberculosis, PCR Polymerase chain reaction, PJP Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, HSV Herpes simplex virus, VZV Varicella zoster virus