A Case Report on Cryptococcus Infection and Lymphocytopenia: An Ill Defined EntityCorrespondence Address :
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.
CD4, Fungus, Idiopathic, Meningitis
Venkat Janardhan Rama Reddy, S Brund, Amit Kulkarni, Chenna Keshava BG. A CASE REPORT ON CRYPTOCOCCUS INFECTION AND LYMPHOCYTOPENIA: AN ILL DEFINED ENTITY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 September [cited: 2019 Sep 16 ]; 13:OD03-OD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 03, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Apr 10, 2019
Date of Acceptance: May 03, 2019
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
Patient permission was obtained for publication of this work.
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