Yeungnam Univ J Med.  1988 Dec;5(2):175-181. 10.12701/yujm.1988.5.2.175.

A Case of Cryptococcal Ventriculitis

Abstract

Cryptococcosis of central nervous system in uncommon, but fatal if untreated. We experienced a case of cryptococcal ventriculitis with hydrocephalus. The symptom was an increased intracranial pressure without meningeal irritation sign. It was confirmed by pathology and cytology taken from fibrous material, which caused an obstruction of shunt catheter in the lateral ventricle. We report a case of cryptococcal ventriculitis in 6 years old male child.

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