CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT PATIENT: A CASE REPORT
Likitesh A.B*, Prabhakar K., Arvind Natarajan and Dr. Reddy Prasad
Cryptococcal Meningitis (CM) is a rare infection in immunocompetent patients. A kind of central nervous system infection caused by encapsulated yeast-like fungus Cryptococcus. Chronic high-dose steroid may precipitate such an immunocompetent state and thus create susceptibility to fungal infections. Prognosis in immunocompetent patients is generally considered good. Suspicion to diagnose begins with clinical symptoms that can be non-specific such as fevers, cough, and headaches. We present a case of steroid-induced cryptococcal infection in a non-HIV-infected person.
Keywords: Cryptococcal in immunocompetent cryptococcal non-HIV-infected person.
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