JOHN B. ATKINSON, M.D.; WILLIAM E. DELANEY, M.D.; FRANKLIN R. MILLER, M.D.
The following case of cryptococcus meningitis is reported because of three interesting facets: its occurrence in a patient with congenital hemolytic anemia, an associated leukemoid reaction with some immature myeloid forms, and its failure to respond to large doses of cycloheximide.
A 42 year old white married housewife was studied nine months prior to admission because of recurrent bouts of asymptomatic jaundice. A diagnosis of congenital hemolytic anemia was established which, in the light of its mild manifestations, was treated conservatively. Two weeks prior to admission she developed generalized muscular and joint pains with associated low grade fever.
ATKINSON JB, DELANEY WE, MILLER FR. CRYPTOCOCCUS MENINGITIS IN A CASE OF CONGENITAL HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:1015–1019. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-1015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):1015-1019.
CNS Infections, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Red Cell Disorders.
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