Steroid responsive late deterioration in Cryptococcus neoformans variety gattii meningitis
Lane, Margaret, McBride, John, and Archer, John (2004) Steroid responsive late deterioration in Cryptococcus neoformans variety gattii meningitis. Neurology, 63 (4). pp. 713-714.
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The authors describe the clinical course of Cryptococcus neoformans variety gattii infection in a young immunocompetent man who had a late deterioration characterized by headaches, subarachnoid inflammation, hydrocephalus, and stroke that reproducibly responded to steroids. These findings, in combination with declining markers of CSF infection, are consistent with the late deterioration being caused by sterile arachnoiditis rather than ongoing infection.
|Item Type:||Article (Case Study)|
|Date Deposited:||17 Mar 2010 03:23|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1109 Neurosciences > 110904 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 50%