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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 29, No. 4, 2017, pp. 330-331
Bioline Code: mm17068
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2017, pp. 330-331

 en Cryptococcal meningitis in a previously healthy child
Chimowa, Takondwa; King, Isobel; Tam, Pui-Ying Iroh & Gonzalez-Martinez, Carmen


An 8-year-old previously healthy female presented with a 3 weeks history of headache, neck stiffness, deafness, fever and vomiting and was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. She had documented hearing loss and was referred to tertiary-level care after treatment with fluconazole did not improve her neurological signs and symptoms. Her symptoms slowly resolved over two months. This case report illustrates the occurrence of cryptococcal meningitis in a non-immunocompromised patient, as well as the challenges of providing effective care in resource-limited settings.

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