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The treatment of a pregnant HIV positive patient with cryptococcal meningitis in Malawi. Case report and review of treatment options
Publication date: Available online 28 October 2017 Source:Medical Mycology Case Reports Author(s): Philip D. Bright, Duncan Lupiya, Joep J. van Oosterhout, Amy Chen, Thomas S. Harrison, Adrienne K. Chan This case reports cryptococcal meningitis in an HIV positive woman on antiretroviral therapy, presenting with left middle cerebral artery stroke at 30 weeks gestation. The patient had well-controlled HIV (CD4 count over 200 cells/mL). The immunosuppressive effects of the pregnancy likely contributed to the development of cryptococcal disease. The patient was successfully treated with two weeks of amphotericin B followed by...
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - October 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Cerebrovascular Disease and HIV in Singapore: A Single-Centre Study (P1.325)
Conclusions: Prevalence of CVS risk factors was significant in our population. Stroke in HIV patients may result from other disease mechanisms and carries significant mortality and morbidity. Fever at presentation suggests an infective etiology.Disclosure: Dr. Gan holds stock and/or stock options in a company which sponsored research in which Dr. Gan was involved as an investigator. Dr. Saini has nothing to disclose. Dr. Lee has nothing to disclose. Dr. Ng has nothing to disclose. Dr. Tan has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - April 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Gan, E., Saini, M., Lee, C.-C., Ng, O.-T., Tan, K. Tags: HIV/AIDS Source Type: research

Middle cerebral artery territory infarct due to Cryptococcus infectionstitle
Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common manifestation of cryptococcosis and is caused by the encapsulated yeast organism Cryptococcus neoformans. It occurs most commonly in patients with impaired cell‐mediated immunity such as in HIV infection; patients with hematological malignancies; patients post solid‐organ transplantation; on chronic steroids or immunosuppressants. Clinically, stroke can arise as a complication of cryptococcal meningitis. While cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination is usually not indicated for evaluation of stroke patients, demonstration of cryptococcal yeast forms in CSF is valuable in guiding...
Source: Diagnostic Cytopathology - October 28, 2014 Category: Pathology Authors: David Cachia, Charanjeet Singh, Michael T. Tetzlaff, Marta Penas‐Prado Tags: Images in Cytology Source Type: research

Infectious Diseases: Images in Clinical Medicine
Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Cleveland ClinicHypoglossal Nerve Palsy during Meningococcal Meningitis. NEJM, 10/2014.Herpes Zoster Involving the S1 Dermatome. NEJM, 05/2014.Tinea Faciei. NEJM, 05/2014.Disseminated Cryptococcosis in a CLL patient. 05/2014.Scrofuloderma due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. NEJM, 06/2012.Leonine Facies in Lepromatous Leprosy. NEJM, 04/2012.Intestinal Infestation with Ancylostoma ceylanicum. NEJM, 03/2012.Kerion celsi form of tinea capitis caused by a T-cell hypersensitivity reaction. NEJM, 03/2012.Eye can see a nest of worms! Thelazia callipaeda. Lancet, 03/2012.Madura Foot. NEJM, 01/2012.Paragonimia...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - August 22, 2009 Category: General Medicine Tags: Images Infectious Diseases Source Type: news