Fatal case of polymicrobial meningitis caused by Cryptococcus liquefaciens and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient

César Conde-Pereira, Lia Rodas-Rodríguez, Manuel Díaz-Paz, Hilda Palacios-Rivera, Carolina Firacative, Wieland Meyer, Myriam Alcázar-Castillo

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Abstract

We describe a fatal case of polymicrobial meningitis in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient from Guatemala caused by Cryptococcus liquefaciens and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Central nervous system infections caused concurrently by these species are extremely rare. This is also the first report of disseminated disease caused by C. liquefaciens.

Translated title of the contributionCaso mortal de meningitis polimicrobiana causada por Cryptococcus liquefaciens y Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex en un paciente infectado por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2753-2755
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology

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