Cryptococcal dementia in a patient with sarcoidosis

Siddhartha Deb, Mark Walterfang, Daniel Varghese, Bruce Tomlinson, Dennis Velakoulis and Damon P Eisen
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 86-87.

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  • Siddhartha Deb1
  • Mark Walterfang2
  • Daniel Varghese3
  • Bruce Tomlinson4
  • Dennis Velakoulis5
  • Damon P Eisen6

  • 1 Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.



Damon Eisen receives support from the Clinical Centre for Research Excellence in Infectious Diseases, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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