Cryptococcal meningitis and primary CNS lymphoma in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: A case report

Jao Hsien Wang, Shry Perng Hsieh, Yung Ching Liu, Muh Yong Yen, Jen Hsien Wang, Yao Shen Chen, Shue Ren Wann, Yen Long Fann-Jian

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Abstract

This report describes a case of cryptococcal meningitis as the initial manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). During the admission, computed tomography (CT) of brain revealed multiple lesions with ring-enhancement over the cerebellum, frontal and temporal lobes. Autopsy findings showed diffuse cryptococcal meningoencephalitis and central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma forming multiple round ring abscesses. The case demonstrated that opportunistic cryptococcal infection and primary CNS lymphoma may coexist in a patient with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Medical Journal (Taipei)
Volume59
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • CNS lymphoma
  • cryptococcal meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Wang, J. H., Hsieh, S. P., Liu, Y. C., Yen, M. Y., Wang, J. H., Chen, Y. S., Wann, S. R., & Fann-Jian, Y. L. (1997). Cryptococcal meningitis and primary CNS lymphoma in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: A case report. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei), 59(1), 50-54.