Successful treatment for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis complicated by cerebral salt-wasting syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A clinical case

Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans is a common agent of fungal meningoencephalitis in immunocompromised patients. Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome is one of the rare causes of severe hyponatremia in patients with CNS diseases. The paper describes the first clinical case of a patient, whose onset of chronic lymphocytic leukemia was complicated by cryptococcal meningoencephalitis presenting with mental disorders and severe electrolytic imbalance. Antifungal treatment with amphotericin B and fluconazole could alleviate an infectious process and metabolic disturbances.

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Copyright (c) 2015 Potapenko V.G., Konovalenko I.B., Oksema Е.V., Filippova L.N., Dulaeva E.N., Derevyannykh N.А., Krasnoruzhsky А.I., Klimovich A.V., Klimko N.N., Medvedeva N.V.

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