Successful treatment of Cryptococcus gattii neurocryptococcosis in a 5-year-old immunocompetent child from the French Guiana Amazon region

Anne Debourgogne, Ferry Hagen, Narcisse Elenga, Laurence Long, Denis Blanchet, Vincent Veron, Olivier Lortholary, Bernard Carme, Christine Aznar

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Samenvatting

Compared to the incidence in adults, cryptococcosis is rare among children. We report a case of neurocryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus gattii in a five-year-old girl without identified risk factors living in French Guiana. Neurological surgery in combination with long-term antifungal treatment with amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine successfully resolved the cryptococcal infection. Subsequent molecular characterization of the Cryptococcus isolate revealed that the infection was caused by a C. gattii genotype AFLP6B/VGIIb strain.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)210-3
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftRevista Iberoamericana de Micologia
Volume29
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 01 mrt. 2012

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