CLINICAL CASE OF CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS IN A LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENT

Authors

  • Lyubomira Boyanova National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  • Zoya Ivanova National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

Keywords:

meningitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, immunosuppression

Abstract

The incidence of infections caused by Cryptococcus neoformans has increased significantly in recent years, especially in the settings of immune deficiency  (HIV infection transplantation, etc.). Most often after inhalation of spores   dissemination of yeast to the brain parenchyma   occurs, leading to meningitis (meningo-encephalitis). Our clinical case,  is a patient with cryptococcal meningitis after liver   transplantation  , who died despite the onset of antifungal therapy. This is further evidence of the severe prognosis of CNS cryptococcosis, especially in immunocompromised patients.

Author Biography

Zoya Ivanova, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

National Reference Laboratory of Mycoses and STIs

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2021-04-16

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Boyanova, L., & Ivanova, Z. (2021). CLINICAL CASE OF CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS IN A LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENT. PROBLEMS of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, 49(1), 37–40. Retrieved from https://pipd.ncipd.org/index.php/pipd/article/view/49-1-6_clinical_case_of_cryptococcal_meningitis

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