Cerebral cryptococcosis

Case contributed by MD Ciro Menna Barreto Duarte


Headaches for 6 months. Weight loss. HIV negative.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Extensive involvement primarily of the left cerebral hemisphere with high T2 signal, peripherally enhancing, non-restricting lesions with marked positive mass effect. 


The patient went on to have a craniotomy. Histology confirmed cryptococcosis. 

Case Discussion

The case demonstrate features of cerebral cryptococcosis. 

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Case information

rID: 46702
Published: 14th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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