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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 439-440

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


1 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, Adarsha Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_18_164

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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.






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