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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 30-32

Co-infection of Cryptococcal and Tuberculous Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Individual

BMCRI, Bengaluru, India

Correspondence Address:
U Ravi Kumar
PG in internal Medicine, BMCRI, Bengaluru
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2666-1802.260285

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A rare case of concurrent central nervous system infection with Cryptococcus neoformans and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a middle aged immunocompetent male patient who reported to a tertiary care centre, bowring and lady Curzon hospital, bangalore. Various diagnostic and case management difficulties encountered for the management of this case have been highlighted. Correct and complete etiological identification, enabling early, appropriate treatment in patients with concomitant infections may pose a diagnostic dilemma. The case highlights the need to maintain an increased level of clinical suspicion for co-infections with tuberculosis (TB), (especially in TB meningitis), even if there are no obvious signs of immuno deficiency, thereby indicating that TB could be the cause for immunosuppression, hence paving way for opportunistic infections.

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