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Intracranial Cryptococcal Infection in HIV Positive Patient

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Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common fungal infection of the CNS. The majority of patients with cryptococcosis have preexisting immunodeficiency such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). CT and/or MRI of the brain only occasionally detects abnormalities specifically related to this infection. We report a case of MR appearance of central nervous system cryptococcosis in a 33-year-old HIV positive man.

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Billah, N. , Amil, T. and Chaouir, S. (2014) Intracranial Cryptococcal Infection in HIV Positive Patient. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 4, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2014.41001.

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