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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 1998-3646
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 375-377
Bioline Code: mb08114
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 375-377

 en Meningitis due to Rhodotorula glutinis check for this species in other resources in an HIV infected patient
Shinde, RS; Mantur, BG; Patil, G; Parande, MV & Parande, AM

Abstract

Rhodotorula check for this species in other resources spp, though considered a common saprophyte, recently has been reported as causative agent of opportunistic mycoses. We present a case of meningitis in an immunocompromised human immunodeficiency virus infected patient who presented with longstanding fever. He was diagnosed as a case of chronic meningitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by cell cytology, India ink preparation, Gram staining and culture of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample. CSF culture grew Rhodotorula glutinis check for this species in other resources . Therapy with amphotericin B was successful in eliminating the yeast from CSF and the patient was discharged after recovery.

Keywords
Human immunodeficiency virus, meningitis, rhodotorula.

 
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