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Cryptococcal meningitis in a HIV positive patient

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A Wanchu ,

Additional Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, IN
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N Abeygunasekera

Medical Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, IN
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Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis is a major opportunistic infection and a leading cause of mortality in patients infected with HIV in most of the developing world1. Clinical presentation is usually sub-acute and typical features of inflammation like fever may be absent. Once the cryptococcal meningitis is suspected, the diagnosis is straight forward in most patients due to the availability of highly sensitive and specific tests1. Amphotericin B is a toxic drug even though highly active against cryptococci. Toxic effects of amphotericin B can be minimized by close monitoring of the patient and adopting certain precautionary measures.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljv.v2i1.5401

Sri Lanka Journal of Venereology Vol.2(1) 2009 pp.22-24

How to Cite: Wanchu, A. & Abeygunasekera, N., (2013). Cryptococcal meningitis in a HIV positive patient. Sri Lanka Journal of Venereology. 2(1), pp.22–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljv.v2i1.5401
Published on 10 Apr 2013.
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