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

Keywords

  • Abscess crytococcus
  • Immunocompetent
  • T-helper cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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