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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Meningoradiculitis Due To Cryptococcus Neofermans In An Immunocompetent Patient.
Author: Deus-Silva, Leonardo
Costa, Alexandre E
Bevilacqua, Juliano M
Assis, Denise B
Ferraz, Carlos A
Oliveira, Augusto C P
Nucci, Anamarli
Abstract: Meningoradiculitis refers to combined involvement of meninges and nerve roots. The most frequent location is the lumbosacral region. Etiology is diverse, including inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic disorders. Meningoradiculitis is a rare form of involvement in cryptococcal infection. We describe a case of subacute lower limbs flaccid paresis diagnosed as lumbosacral meningoradiculitis in view of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammatory changes and typical enhancement on MRI of lumbar spine. Cryptococcus neoformans was isolated from CSF. Extensive screening yielded no immunodeficiencies.
Subject: Adolescent
Amphotericin B
Antifungal Agents
Cryptococcus Neoformans
Lumbosacral Region
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningitis, Cryptococcal
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2004
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