Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repositorio.unicamp.br/jspui/handle/REPOSIP/53588
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Meningoradiculitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans in an immunocompetent patient
Author: Deus-Silva, L
Costa, AE
Bevilacqua, JM
Assis, DB
Ferraz, CA
Oliveira, ACP
Nucci, A
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: Cryptococcus neoformans
meningoradiculitis
immunocompetent
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2004000100026
Date Issue: 2004
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
WOS000220722200026.pdf244.1 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.