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Cryptococcal sepsis in small vessel vasculitis

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Indian Journal of Nephrology

Source : Indian Journal of Nephrology, Volume 20, Number 3, p.159-161 (2010)

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Keywords : abnormal respiratory sound, adult, amphotericin B, anuria, arthralgia, article, assisted ventilation, Blood pressure, case report, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, coughing, creatinine, creatinine blood level, cryptococcosis, Cryptococcus neoformans, cyclophosphamide, death, deterioration, dyspnea, edema, female, fever, follow up, glomerulonephritis, Glucose, headache, hemodialysis, hemoptysis, hospital admission, human, human tissue, immunosuppressive treatment, Indian ink, kidney biopsy, kidney failure, methylprednisolone, mononuclear cell, nausea, neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, nonhuman, oliguria, palea, pleocytosis, prednisolone, protein cerebrospinal fluid level, respiratory distress, small vessel vasculitis, thorax radiography, Wegener granulomatosis

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Nephrology

Year : 2010

Abstract : While meningoencephalitis due to cryptococcus is well known in immunocompromised patients, disseminated cryptococcosis and cryptococcemia is rare outside the setting of advanced HIV infection. We report a case of disseminated cryptococcosis occurring in a patient with Wegener′s granulomatosis on immunosuppressive medications.

Cite this Research Publication : Sa Satish, Rajesh, Ra, Shashikala, Sb, Kurian, Ga, and Unni, V. Na, “Cryptococcal sepsis in small vessel vasculitis”, Indian Journal of Nephrology, vol. 20, pp. 159-161, 2010.

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