Coccidioidal meningitis complicated by central nervous system vasculitis in a patient with leukemia
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Med
Univ Arizona, Dept Neurol, Banner Univ Med Ctr
Univ Arizona, Dept Med, Banner Univ Med Ctr
Univ Arizona, Dept Med, Banner Univ Med Ctr, Div Infect Dis
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CitationCoccidioidal meningitis complicated by central nervous system vasculitis in a patient with leukemia 2017, 16:8 Medical Mycology Case Reports
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
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AbstractCentral Nervous System (CNS) vasculitis is the most common life-threatening complication of coccidioidal meningitis. It is manifested by cerebral ischemia, hemorrhage, and infarction. We report a case of CNS vasculitis in a patient receiving chemotherapy and review of the literature on coccidioidal meningitis. The patient was treated with combination antifungal therapy and a short course of high dose corticosteroids with a modest improvement in her neurological examination after initiation of steroids.
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