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Cerebral cryptococcosis in a child.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
2
Pages
131–135
Identifiers
PMID: 7793279
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Reported is one case of cerebral cryptococcosis in a 12-year-old girl. The diagnosis was confirmed by the detection of Cryptococcus neoformans with both India ink preparation of the cerebrospinal fluid and Sabouraud's media culture. Clinical presentation included progressive severe headache, vomiting, left eye pain, diplopia, dizziness and unstable gait. Fever was absent as a symptom. Initial brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a focal lesion over the right cerebellar hemisphere with better demonstration than contrast-enhanced computed tomography. The patient was treated with amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine with good final outcome. Early diagnosis and proper therapy are necessary in order to decrease the motality of cerebral cryptococcosis.

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