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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 375-377

Meningitis due to Rhodotorula glutinis in an HIV infected patient


1 Department of Microbiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, District Hospital Compound, Belgaum - 590 001, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, District Hospital Compound, Belgaum - 590 001, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
R S Shinde
Department of Microbiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, District Hospital Compound, Belgaum - 590 001, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.43579

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Rhodotorula spp, though considered a common saprophyte, recently has been reported as causative agent of opportunistic mycoses. We present a case of meningitis in an immunocompromised human immunodeficiency virus infected patient who presented with longstanding fever. He was diagnosed as a case of chronic meningitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by cell cytology, India ink preparation, Gram staining and culture of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample. CSF culture grew Rhodotorula glutinis . Therapy with amphotericin B was successful in eliminating the yeast from CSF and the patient was discharged after recovery.






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