Multiple intracranial abscesses due to Cryptococcus neoformans: an unusual clinical feature in an immunocompetent patient and a short review of reported cases

Med Mycol. 2010 Mar;48(2):398-401. doi: 10.1080/13693780903170886.

Abstract

We present a case of multiple intracranial abscesses caused by Cryptococcus neoformans in a patient who presented with no symptoms of immunodeficiency.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brain / microbiology
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cryptococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Cryptococcosis / drug therapy
  • Cryptococcosis / immunology
  • Cryptococcosis / microbiology
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / genetics
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / isolation & purification*
  • Empyema, Subdural / drug therapy
  • Empyema, Subdural / immunology
  • Empyema, Subdural / microbiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents