Ten-year-old Rainier Tolentino, who was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago, was looking forward to completing his 12-session chemotherapy treatment when doctors found cryptococcal
meningitis-causing bacteria in his brain.
Tuberculosis was the most common opportunistic infection (55%) followed by candidiasis (51%), Pneumocystis carinii 16%, cryptosporidium diarrhoea 10%, cryptococcal
meningitis 6%, cerebral toxoplasmosis 2%.
A component of the strategy was an increased frequency of diagnostic testing for cryptococcal
meningitis and TB.
GCA mainly presents as headache and fever and can be associated with stroke, [4,5] so, when complicated by cryptococcal
meningitis, the diagnosis is often delayed.
Patients in the observation group were subdivided according to purulent meningitis, cryptococcal
meningitis, viral meningitis and tubercular meningitis.
This system was tested in a patient with confirmed diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus-associated cryptococcal
meningitis (HIV-CM) and severe intracranial hypertension, before and after therapeutic lumbar puncture.
meningitis, histoplasmosis, and Pneumocystis pneumonia remain important causes of death in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infections and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Additional fine needle aspirations of this mass were performed, and samples were submitted for fungal culture of the cryptococcal
Idiopathic CD4 Lymphocytopenia with Cryptococcal
Meningitis and Cryptococcal
meningitis is the most common clinical form, it has an incidence of more than 1 million cases and 600 thousand deaths annually.
skin lesions may present in a variety of manifestations, including cellulitis, ulcers, pustules, granulomata, abscesses, and herpetiform or molluscum contagiosum-like lesions.
To the Editor: Among immunocompetent persons with cryptococcal
disease, infection with a second organism is rare; all reported cases have involved concomitant mycobacterial infections (1).