1City Hospital of Kayseri, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Kayseri, Turkey
2Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Kayseri, Turkey
3City Hospital of Kayseri, Division of Mycology, Kayseri, Turkey
Cryptococcal meningitis is a very rare type of infection in healthy adults. Such patients may present with the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. Rapid diagnosis of infection, rapid intervention to reduce intracranial pressure and appropriate antifungal therapy are important to reduce mortality. In here we report a case of cryptococcal meningitis infection. An immunocompetent patient presented to our clinic with the complaints of headache and dizziness for a month. The findings of the physical examination supported with meningitis. Cryptococcus neoformans growth was observed on blood and cerebrospinal fluid culture. Despite the appropriate antifungal therapy, patient died because of the delaying in the diagnosis.
Keywords: Cryptococcus neoformans; cryptococcal meningitis; meningitis; immunocompetent adult