Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis diagnosed by blood culture

Sivasangeetha, K.; Harish, B. N.; Sujatha, S.; Parija, S. C.; Dutta, T. K.
July 2007
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2007, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p282
Academic Journal
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Increase in cryptococcal infection has been noticed after acquired immunodeficiency syndrome pandemic. Cryptococcus neoformans can be isolated from blood in the process of dissemination to brain. We report a case of cryptococcal fungaemia in a patient whose cerebrospinal fluid was negative for Cryptococcus neoformans. Retrospective analysis revealed human immunodeficiency virus seropositivity of the patient. He was treated with amphotericin B and fluconazole. Antiretroviral therapy was started, however, the patient succumbed to the infection.


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