Fatal Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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Crytococcal meningitis, chronic lymphocitic leukemia
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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