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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-31

Chronic meningitis produced by pseudohyphal forms of Cryptococcus neoformans in HIV-seropositive patient


Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India

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V P Baradkar
Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.35709

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Cryptococcus neoformans infection is one of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining conditions. It can be readily identified by its characteristic capsulated morphology by negative staining. We report a case of chronic meningitis produced by pseudohyphal forms of Cryptococcus neoformans in an AIDS patient who responded to amphotericin B.


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