Simultaneous cryptococcal and tuberculous meningitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus


Mete B. , Saltoglu N. , Vanli E., Ozkara C. , Arslan F., Mert A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTION, cilt.49, sa.2, ss.289-294, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jmii.2013.04.009
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.289-294

Özet

Simultaneous central nervous system (CNS) infection with Cryptococcus and tuberculosis (TB) is very rare. Despite improved therapeutic options, treatment of CNS cryptococcosis is still difficult and needs invasive treatment modalities, such as intrathecal or intraventricular amphotericin B, in refractory cases. We describe a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosed with simultaneous cryptococcal and TB meningitis who had a poor response to intravenous liposomal amphotericin B and fluconazole, but was successfully treated with intraventricular amphotericin B, in addition to anti-TB therapy. Copyright (C) 2013, Taiwan Society of Microbiology. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. All rights reserved.