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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Rhodotorula spp. infection presenting as meningitis and fungaemia in human immunodeficiency virus infected patient

1 Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Microbiology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
3 Department of Medicine, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrazaq G Habib
Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, BUK/AKTH, P.M.B 3011, Kano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.141031

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This case presents an uncommon fungal infection in the setting of HIV infection. This patient with meningitis from Rhodotorula spp. presented with headache, neck pain, and seizures; in the setting of low CD4 cell count of 50 cells/μl. The diagnosis was confirmed by the isolation of the fungus from the CSF and blood. She improved remarkably on high dose fluconazole.

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