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Diseases 2018, 6(3), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/diseases6030075

Central Nervous System Vasculitis for Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

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University Institute, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Potosí 1199, Argentina
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Department of Neurology, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Potosí 1199, Argentina
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Received: 14 August 2018 / Revised: 25 August 2018 / Accepted: 28 August 2018 / Published: 31 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chronic Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases)
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Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis is a life-threatening condition caused by a fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, that can infect both immunosuppressed and immunocompetent hosts. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in severely immunodeficient patients. However, in an immunocompetent patient it represents a diagnostic challenge, mainly because it is extremely rare, but also because of its nonspecific clinical manifestation. Neurovascular involvement in cryptococcal meningitis is rare and not well known and only few reports have described this association. We describe a cryptococcal meningitis in an immunocompetent patient associated with central nervous system vasculitis. View Full-Text
Keywords: angiography; cryptococcosis; immunocompetent; meningoencephalitis; vasculitis angiography; cryptococcosis; immunocompetent; meningoencephalitis; vasculitis
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Zimelewicz Oberman, D.; Patrucco, L.; Cuello Oderiz, C. Central Nervous System Vasculitis for Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Patient. Diseases 2018, 6, 75.

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