Coccidioidal meningitis complicated by central nervous system vasculitis in a patient with leukemia

Dany Tager, Anne Hatch, Jennifer Segar, Brentin Roller, Mayar Al Mohajer, Tirdad T. Zangeneh

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Abstract

Central Nervous System (CNS) vasculitis is the most common life-threatening complication of coccidioidal meningitis. It is manifested by cerebral ischemia, hemorrhage, and infarction. We report a case of CNS vasculitis in a patient receiving chemotherapy and review of the literature on coccidioidal meningitis. The patient was treated with combination antifungal therapy and a short course of high dose corticosteroids with a modest improvement in her neurological examination after initiation of steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume16
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cerebral vasculitis
  • Coccidioidal meningitis
  • Disseminated coccidioidomycosis
  • Fungal meningitis
  • Steroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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