Cerebral cryptococcoma - why?

Avirup Guha, Lee Ann Merchen

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Abstract

We report a case of cryptococcal abscess in an immunocompetent individual. She was found to have normal T-cell line with appropriate number of CD4, CD3 and CD8 cells. She was noted to have poor T-helper cell immunity which has been correlated to such kinds of manifestation in mice models of pulmonary cryptococcosis. We performed the Candida antigen and tetanus toxoid mediated T-cell assay to see the aforementioned point. Although a presentation of this kind has been mentioned in literature before, such reasoning has never been cited earlier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-347
Number of pages2
JournalKuwait Medical Journal
Volume47
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 25 2015

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T-Lymphocytes
Cryptococcosis
Tetanus Toxoid
Helper-Inducer T-Lymphocytes
Candida
Abscess
Immunity
Antigens
Cell Line
Lung

Keywords

  • Abscess crytococcus
  • Immunocompetent
  • T-helper cells

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  • Medicine(all)

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Cerebral cryptococcoma - why? / Guha, Avirup; Merchen, Lee Ann.

In: Kuwait Medical Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, 25.11.2015, p. 346-347.

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Guha, A & Merchen, LA 2015, 'Cerebral cryptococcoma - why?', Kuwait Medical Journal, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 346-347.
Guha, Avirup ; Merchen, Lee Ann. / Cerebral cryptococcoma - why?. In: Kuwait Medical Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 346-347.
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