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Table 5 Smear, capsular polysaccharide antigen and pathology results of patients with different immune status

From: Clinical features of cryptococcosis in patients with different immune statuses: a multicenter study in Jiangsu Province–China

  Total N = 255 (%) IC N = 169 (%) MID N = 43 (%) SID N = 43 (%) P value
Smear
 Peripheral blood 3/66 (4.5) 0/21 0/15 3/30 (10.0) 0.544
 CSF (meningitis) 35/51 (68.6) 6/17 (35.3) 6/8 (75.0) 23/26 (88.5)  < 0.001(SIDvs.IC)
CrAg
 Serum 128/155 (82.6) 79/101 (78.2) 27/32 (84.4) 22/22 (100.0) 0.048 (*)
 Serum (meningitis) 21/21 (100.0) 5/5 (100.0) 2/2 (100.0) 14/14 (100.0)  
 CSF (meningitis) 44/45 (97.8) 11/11 (100.0) 7/8 (87.5) 26/26 (100.0) 0.094
Pathology 147/163 (90.2) 119/129 (92.3) 24/29 (82.8) 4/5 (80.0) 0.222
 Percutaneous lung puncture 117/130 (90.0) 95/104 (91.4) 18/21 (85.7) 4/5 (80.0) 0.551
 Pneumonectomy 31/31 25/25 5/5 1/1  
 TBLB 6/13 (46.1) 5/10 (50.0) 1/3 (33.3) 0  
  1. CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; *SID vs. IC/MID;