Fatal Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar
Faruk Karakeçili
Belkıs Nihan Coskun
Beyza Ener
Rıdvan Ali
Reşit Mıstık

Keywords

Crytococcal meningitis, chronic lymphocitic leukemia

Abstract

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are susceptible to infections, especially opportunistic infections. We have described a patient with CLL who had cryptococcal meningitis. Despite lack of previous immunosuppressive treatment history, the patient experienced serious and fatal fungal infection. Physicians should be alert for a diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in patient with CLL who developed fever and headache.

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