Rhodutorula Meningitis in a HIV-2 Seropositive Patient: A Case Report 123-125
Dr Ashish khanna
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Rodutorula, a common saprophyte has recently emerged as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients. Meningitis caused by Rodurorula species in HIV-1 infected patients have been reported rarely but rodutorula infection in HIV-2 infected patient has not been reported till date. We present a case of meningitis caused by Rodutorula rubra in a patient infected with HIV-2 virus. The diagnosis of the patient was confirmed by cell cytology, gram staining and culture of the CSF. Contamintion was ruled out by repeated culturing from different samples from the same patient. Therapy with Amphotericin B showed good results and the patient was discharged after recovery.