Abstract

We report the case of a kidney transplantation patient on chronic immunosuppressive therapy presenting with subacute meningitis. The final diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis was delayed due to 2 false-negative cryptococcal results on a molecular diagnostic panel. Caution with such platforms in suspected cryptococcal meningitis is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofx242
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • cryptococcal meningitis
  • encephalitis
  • meningitis
  • molecular diagnostic techniques
  • polymerase chain reaction

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