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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011, pp. 176-178
Bioline Code: cm11044
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011, pp. 176-178

 en Fulminant intracranial hypertension due to cryptococcal meningitis in a child with nephrotic syndrome
Nagotkar, Leena; Shanbag, Preeti; Mauskar, Anupama; Zaki, Syed Ahmed. & Kumar, Chaya A.

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.

Keywords
Cryptococcal meningitis, intracranial hypertension, nephrotic syndrome

 
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