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Journal:   ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES   APRIL 2016 , Volume 11 , Number 2; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

CONCURRENT PRESENCE OF CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS AND NEOPLASTIC MENINGITIS IN A RECIPIENT OF HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION: A CASE REPORT

 
 
Author(s):  AGHAZADEH KOUROS*, NADJI SEYED ALIREZA, SHOKOUHI SHERVIN, TABARSI PAYAM, NIYATI RAZIYEH
 
* INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER, SHAHID BEHSHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, I.R. IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Cryptococcal meningitis is a rare disorder that is caused by Cryptococcus neoformans in immunocompromised host.
Case Presentation: The case was a 64-year-oldmanwith a history of stem cell transplant for acute leukemia, whopresented chronic meningitis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and concurrent neoplastic meningitis with presence of malignant cells only in his cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Conclusions: Chronic meningitis in immunocompromised hosts can be due to more than one pathologic etiology and we should do all diagnostic evaluation to rule out all possible differential diagnosis.

 
Keyword(s): CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS, NEOPLASTIC MENINGITIS, MENINGEAL CO-INFECTION, HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT
 
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