Fatal cryptococcus gattii meningitis with negative cryptococcal antigen test in a hiv-non-infected patient

Vandana, KE and Garg, Rahul and Shaw, Tushar and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay (2018) Fatal cryptococcus gattii meningitis with negative cryptococcal antigen test in a hiv-non-infected patient. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 36 (3). pp. 439-440. ISSN 0255-0857

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Abstract

Cryptococcus gattii predominantly causes central nervous system and pulmonary infection in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients with substantial morbidity. We report a case of rapidly fatal meningitis by C. gattii in an HIV–non‑infected man with CD4 lymphopenia who tested negative for cryptococcal antigen. This case may serve as an alert to its wider occurrence and less explored risk factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cryptococcus gatti; false‑negative cryptococcal antigen test; idiopathic CD4 lymphopenia.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 06:11
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 06:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152625

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