Fatal Cryptococcus gattii meningitis with negative cryptococcal antigen test in a HIV-non-infected patient

Vandana Eshwara, Rahul Garg, G. Chandrashekhar, Tushar Shaw, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2018

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Cryptococcus gattii
Meningitis
HIV
Antigens
Central Nervous System Infections
Lymphopenia
Immunocompromised Host
Morbidity
Lung

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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In: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.07.2018, p. 439-440.

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