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
(*) Corresponding Author:
Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar | osdizdar@gmail.com

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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Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Uludag University Medical School

Department of Internal Medicine

Faruk Karakeçili, Uludag University Medical School

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Belkıs Nihan Coskun, Uludag University Medical School

Department of Internal Medicine

Beyza Ener, Uludag University Medical School

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Rıdvan Ali, Uludag University Medical School

Department of Hematology

Reşit Mıstık, Uludag University Medical School

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases