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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139-142

Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis in a Non-HIV infected, nonorgan transplant, immunocompromised individual


1 Department of Neurology, Critical Care Anesthesia, ESIC Superspeciality Hospital, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Pathology, Critical Care Anesthesia, ESIC Superspeciality Hospital, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Critical Care Anesthesia, ESIC Superspeciality Hospital, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Intensivist, Critical Care Anesthesia, ESIC Superspeciality Hospital, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Sandhya Manorenj
Department of Neurology, ESIC Superspeciality Hospital, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_115_17

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Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic fungus and an important cause of central nervous system infections among immunocompromised individuals, especially in HIV-reactive and organ transplant recipients. Cryptococcal meningitis presenting as the initial manifestation of diabetes is rare in published literature. We present a case of C. neoformans meningitis in a patient with newly diagnosed Type II diabetes mellitus.


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