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Table 2 HIV biological data of patients with meningitis due to C. neoformans versus C. curvatus/C. laurentii

From: Comparison of clinical and biological characteristics of HIV-infected patients presenting Cryptococcus neoformans versus C. curvatus/C. laurentii meningitis

Variable Cryptococcal species p
C. neoformans
na (%)b
C. curvatus/C. laurentii
na (%)b
CD4 (cells/µL) ± SD 45.6 ± 40.8 129.8 ± 142.1 0.02
Viral load (copies/mL) 0.6
 Undetectable (< 40) 1 (25.0) 0  
 Low (40–103) 1 (25.0) 0  
 High (103–105) 2 (50.0) 0  
 Very high (≥ 105) 0 1 (100)  
  1. aWith available data
  2. bPercentage of columns calculated for each group