Cryptococcus Infection and Lymphocytopenia: An Ill Defined Entity
Dr. BG Chenna Keshava,
1323, 7th Main 2nd Stage, WCR Mahalaxmipuram, Bengaluru-560086, Karnataka, India.
Cryptococcus neoformans infections are rare. Meningitis by Cryptococcus is well known as an opportunistic infection. It is most commonly seen in immuno-suppressed patients, especially in retrovirus infections and chemotherapy patients. Herein we describe a healthy adult male patient, with no known co-morbidities, who had Cryptococcus meningitis with associated very low CD4 count. We could not ascertain a reason for the low CD 4 count and hence was labelled as Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia. Patient was successfully treated with amphotericin and discharged home.