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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.

Correspondence: 

Acknowledgements: 

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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