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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1253-1256

Cryptococcus gattii meningitis in a diabetic adult in South India

Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Aroop Mohanty
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Virbhadra Marg, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249 203
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_66_19

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Cryptococcosis is the opportunistic infection usually seen in immunocompromised individuals. Among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–seropositive participants, cryptococcal meningitis is the second most common cause of opportunistic neuro-infection, but at times, it occurs in non-HIV patients who are immunodeficient due to other reasons like chronic glucocorticoid use, organ transplantation, malignancy, and sarcoidosis and has rarely been described in diabetic patients. We present a fatal case of Cryptococcus gattii meningitis in a 56-year-old HIV-negative male patient with diabetes mellitus.

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