Table 1

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SearchSearch terms and combinations
1 “Cryptococcus” OR “Cryptococcal” OR “Cryptococcosis” OR “Cryptococcus neoformans variety neoformans” OR “Cryptococcus neoformans variety grubii” OR “Cryptococcus neoformans variety gattii” OR “Cryptococcus neoformans” OR “Cryptococcus gattii” OR “Cryptococcus deneoformans” OR “Cryptococcus bacillisporus” OR “Cryptococcus deuterogattii” OR “Cryptococcus tetragattii” OR “Cryptococcus decagattii” OR “C. neoformans var. neoformans” OR “C. neoformans var. grubii” OR “C. neoformans var. gattii” OR “C. neoformans” OR “C. gattii” OR “C. deneoformans” OR “C. bacillisporus” OR “C. deuterogattii” OR “C. tetragattii” OR “C. decagattii
2“Meningitis”
3“Mortality” OR “Death” OR “Fatality” OR “Prevalence” OR “Incidence” OR “Outcome” OR “Epidemiology” OR “Burden”
4((“Africa” OR “Africa*” OR “Algeria” OR “Angola” OR “Benin” OR “Botswana” OR “Burkina Faso” OR “Burundi” OR “Cape Verde” OR “Cameroon” OR “Central African Republic” OR “Chad” OR “Comoros” OR “Democratic Republic of Congo” OR “Congo” OR “Ivory Coast” OR “Djibouti” OR “Egypt” OR “Equatorial Guinea” OR “Eritrea” OR “Ethiopia” OR “Gabon” OR “Gambia” OR “Ghana” OR “Guinea” OR “Guinea-Bissau” OR “Kenya” OR “Lesotho” OR “Liberia” OR “Libya” OR “Madagascar” OR “Malawi” OR “Mali” OR “Mauritania” OR “Mauritius” OR “Morocco” OR “Mozambique” OR “Namibia” OR “Niger” OR “Nigeria” OR “Rwanda” OR “Sao Tome and Principe” OR “Senegal” OR “Seychelles” OR “Sierra Leone” OR “Somalia” OR “South Africa” OR “South Sudan” OR “Sudan” OR “Swaziland” OR “Tanzania” OR “Togo” OR “Tunisia’ OR “Uganda” OR “Zambia” OR “Zimbabwe”) NOT (“Aspergillus” OR “pig*” OR “Papua”))
5#1 AND #2 AND #3 AND #4
6Filters: Publication date from 1950/01/01 to 2017/12/31; Humans