Infect Chemother.  2006 Aug;38(4):229-233.

A Case of Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis with Cryptococcal Pneumonia in Pregnancy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. molder@unitel.co.kr

Abstract

Cryptoccocosis occurs more frequently in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with AIDS, lymphoma, leukemia and other debilitating diseases. Pulmonary cryptococcosis can occur in the absence of any recognized immunodeficiency and cryptococcal meningitis can occur rarely during pregnancy. Although it is extremely rare, we encounter the reports of case of cryptococcal pneumonia and combined cryptococcal meningitis during pregnancy. We present here that 36-year-old pregnant woman, who was previously healthy, with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis and cryptococcal pneumonia was treated with amphotericin B and flucytosine. The maternal outcome was favorable, and there is no evidence of congenital infection in the newborn.

Keyword

Cryptococcal meningitis; Cryptococcal pneumonia; Pregnancy

MeSH Terms

Adult
Amphotericin B
Cryptococcosis
Female
Flucytosine
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Infant, Newborn
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Meningitis, Cryptococcal
Meningoencephalitis*
Pneumonia*
Pregnancy*
Pregnant Women
Amphotericin B
Flucytosine
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