Case Report: Non-Human Immunodeficiency Virus Nontransplant Disseminated Cryptococcosis in Severe COVID-19

Hiromichi Park, Hita Bhagat, William Messer, Marissa Maier

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Abstract

A case of a 56-year-old man with severe COVID-19 infection who later developed septic shock because of disseminated cryptococcemia. This is the first published case of culture proven non-human immunodeficiency virus nontransplant COVID-associated Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis. Profound immunological impact of COVID-19 has been observed with associated increased risk of developing opportunistic infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1119
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • C. neoformans
  • COVID-19
  • cryptococcemia
  • immunocompromised
  • meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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