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Fatal Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

DOI: 10.4084/mjhid.2012.

Keywords: Crytococcal meningitis , chronic lymphocitic leukemia

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Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are susceptible to infections, especially opportunistic infections. We have described a patient with CLL who had cryptococcal meningitis. Despite lack of previous immunosuppressive treatment history, the patient experienced serious and fatal fungal infection. Physicians should be alert for a diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in patient with CLL who developed fever and headache.

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