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Table 4 Identification of Cn versus Cc/Cl by MALDI-TOF MS and PCR serotyping compared to ITS sequencing

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

Variable Cryptococcal speciesa p
C. neoformans
n (%)
C. curvatus/C. laurentii
n (%)
MALDI-TOF MS 0.1
 Cryptococcus spp. 23 (100) 4 (80)  
 Not identified 0 2 (20)  
Multiplex PCR serotyping < 0.0001
 Serotype A 23 (100) 0  
 Non identifiable serotype 0 6 (100)  
  1. aITS sequencing identification