Cryptococcal meningitis in an immunocompetent patient with a ventriculo-pleural shunt
Fernandez R, Henao J, Creticos C. Cryptococcal Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Patient with a Ventriculo-Pleural Shunt. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2020;2020:7601757. doi:10.1155/2020/7601757
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.
Department of Internal Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Infectious Disease Specialist, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center