A case of mania due to cryptococcal meningitis, successfully treated with adjunctive olanzapine, in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 May-Jun;33(3):301.e3-6. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2010.11.004. Epub 2010 Dec 22.


We report on the case of a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome- and Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis-related mania in which olanzapine was successfully used adjunctively and transiently to antifungal therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome*
  • Aged
  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Benzodiazepines / therapeutic use*
  • Bipolar Disorder / drug therapy*
  • Bipolar Disorder / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Cryptococcal / complications*
  • Meningitis, Cryptococcal / drug therapy
  • Olanzapine
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Olanzapine