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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
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 62, n. 1, n. 147, n. 149, 2004.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2004000100026
Date Issue: 2004
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