Disseminated cryptococcal infection in a patient who had kidney transplant: discrepancy between clinical symptoms and microbiological findings.

Dahdal, Suzan; Kalicki, Robert; von Steiger, Niklaus; Sendi, Parham (2017). Disseminated cryptococcal infection in a patient who had kidney transplant: discrepancy between clinical symptoms and microbiological findings. BMJ case reports, 2017 BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/bcr-2017-219234

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A 29-year-old man complained of a 2-day history of frontal headache and new-onset fever but no other symptoms. Two months prior to admission, he underwent his third kidney transplantation. Clinical and laboratory examinations were unremarkable. Brain MRI showed a meningeal irritation consistent with viral meningitis. A diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis and fungaemia was made after detection of a remarkably high and visible load of Cryptococcus neoformans in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Clinical Microbiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension

UniBE Contributor:

Dahdal, Suzan; Kalicki, Robert; von Steiger, Niklaus and Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1757-790X

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

25 Oct 2017 16:29

Last Modified:

30 Oct 2017 11:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/bcr-2017-219234

PubMed ID:

28775082

Uncontrolled Keywords:

drugs and medicines immunology renal intervention renal medicine renal system

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.102489

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/102489

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