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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1972;1(1): 213-215.
Cryptococcal Meningitis: Case Report.
Wan Ik Kang, Myong Hye Ku
Department of Neurosurgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
A case of the cryptococcal meningitis is reported and the literature reviewed. A cryptococcosis is the most common form of fungal infection of the nervous system. The disease may simulate tuberculous meningitis, tumor of the brain, encephalitis and various psychosis. Our case is no significant symptoms and sings before the head trauma which was accompanied by transient loss of consciousness. The patient's symptoms and signs were aggravated by the head trauma (a mild cerebral concussion only). The patient expired on the 10th hospital day. The cryptococcal meningitis was proved by autopsy.
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