TITLE

DISSEMINATED CRYPTOCOCCOSIS IN A PATIENT WITH NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

AUTHOR(S)
Qadir, F.; Manzoor, K.; Ahmed, E.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2006, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Disseminated cryptococcosis mainly occurs in patients with impaired cell mediated immunity. We present a case of disseminated cryptococcosis in a non-HIV patient with nephrotic syndrome who never received immunosuppression. Cultures of bone marrow aspirate, cerebrospinal fluid analysis and histology of skin lesions were all consistent with Cryptococcus neoformans infection. Treatment with amphotericin B followed by fluconazole was successful and in the course of two months when, the skin nodules disappeared.
ACCESSION #
20913749

 

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