[Fulminating cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. An anatomo-clinical case].

  title={[Fulminating cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. An anatomo-clinical case].},
  author={Patrick Vermersch and Didier Leys and Mike Lorthioir and Florence Pasquier and I. Krivosic and Henri Petit},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  volume={146 5},
We report a case of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in a 52 year-old man. The patient had complained of headache and drowsiness for a few hours before he became comatose with a bilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy. The cerebrospinal fluid contained less than one lymphocyte per cubic millimeter, a low glucose level (0.20 g/l) and numerous Cryptococcus neoformans encapsulated yeasts. A neuropathological study showed that the cortex and midbrain were involved. To our knowledge, such an acute case… CONTINUE READING