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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 3 ( July, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Fulminant intracranial hypertension due to cryptococcal meningitis in a child with nephrotic syndrome

Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag, Leena Nagotkar, Anupama Mauskar, Chaya A. Kumar

Keywords : Cryptococcal meningitis, intracranial hypertension, nephrotic syndrome

Citation Information : Zaki SA, Shanbag P, Nagotkar L, Mauskar A, Kumar CA. Fulminant intracranial hypertension due to cryptococcal meningitis in a child with nephrotic syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (3):176-178.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.84905

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans has a worldwide distribution. Meningoencephalitis is the most common manifestation of cryptococcosis. The outcome of a patient with cryptococcal infection depends on the immune status of the host. Patients with nephrotic syndrome are particularly susceptible to cryptococcal infection not only due to innate changes in their immune system but also because of the immunosuppressive agents used in the treatment. We report an 8-year-old boy with nephrotic syndrome, who developed cryptococcal meningitis and died of fulminant intracranial hypertension.


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