Case report. Simultaneous fungal and viral infection of the central nervous system.

S. Weitzman*, S. Kaufman, E. Wolpow, R. C. Hinton, E. P. Richardson

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

A patient with lymphoma developed central nervous system dysfunction and the diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis was made. Because of discordant clinical and laboratory responses to appropriate treatment, further investigations were performed and the additional diagnosis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) was established. Computerized axial tomography (CT scanning) proved helpful in pointing toward the latter disorder. Clinical, neuropathological, and microbiologic features are presented. The diagnostic approach to central nervous system illness in patients with impaired immunocompetence should include consideration of simultaneous infection with multiple agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalThe American journal of the medical sciences
Volume276
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Case report. Simultaneous fungal and viral infection of the central nervous system.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this