Corpus ID: 42020213

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

  title={[Fulminating cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. An anatomo-clinical case].},
  author={P. Vermersch and D. Leys and M. Lorthioir and F. Pasquier and I. Krivosic and H. Petit},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  volume={146 5},
  • P. Vermersch, D. Leys, +3 authors H. Petit
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Revue neurologique
  • 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
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