Title

Cryptococcal Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Patient with a Ventriculo-Pleural Shunt

Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Infectious Disease Specialist, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common form of infection caused by Cryptococcus yeast species, followed by pulmonary infection. It is an opportunistic infection seen in patients with impaired cell immunity, most frequently in HIV patients and solid organ transplant recipients; however, it can occur in patients with no apparent immunodeficiency. We describe the case of Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis in an immunocompetent patient with aseptic cerebrospinal fluid analysis which highlights the heterogeneity of this disease.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

32351746

DOI

10.1155/2020/7601757

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