Meningoencephalitis of Cryptococcus Etiology

Authors: Sinajová E.\ Volleková A. 2;  J. Hudáčková 3;  E. Straka ;  . 4
Authors‘ workplace: Oddelenie klinickej mikrobiologie - FNsP J. A. Reimana, Prešov 2 Mykologické laboratorním, Katedra dermatovenerológie SZU, Bratislava Infekčně oddelenie - FNsP J. A. Reimana, Prešov Oddelenie patologie - FNsP J. A. Reimana, Prešov 1
Published in: Epidemiol. Mikrobiol. Imunol. , 2003, č. 3, s. 95-99


Infections caused by Cryptococcus neoformans affect mainly patients with impaired functions oř T-cells, and in particular individuals with AIDS.The authors suppose also older subjects in relatively good health to be endangered by this infection. A čase of fatal cryptococcal meningoencephalitis with fulminant coarse was detected in a 76-year female patient without evident immunodeficiency.

Key words:
meningoencephalitis - Cryptococcus neoformans.

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