Massive pleural effusions in cryptococcal meningitis.

Wong, C.M.; Lim, K.H.; Liam, C.K. (1999) Massive pleural effusions in cryptococcal meningitis. Postgraduate medical journal, 75 (883). pp. 297-8. ISSN 0032-5473

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Cryptococcal infection uncommonly presents with pulmonary manifestations and even more rarely so as massive bilateral effusions. Pleural involvement is usually associated with underlying pulmonary parenchymal lesions and is unusual while on antifungal therapy. We report a patient with cryptococcal meningitis who, while on intravenous 5-flucytosine and amphotericin B, developed life-threatening bilateral massive pleural effusions with evidence of spontaneous resolution, consistent with prior hypothesis of antigenic stimulation as the cause of pleural involvement.

Item Type: Article
  1. Wong, C.M.
  2. Lim, K.H.
  3. Liam, C.K.
Journal or Publication Title: Postgraduate medical journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Amphotericin B/therapeutic use;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2011 09:34
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 16:25

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