Dementia and Myoclonus in a Case of Cryptococcal Encephalitis

Israel Steiner*, Itschack Polacheck, Eldad Melamed

*Corresponding author for this work

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Dementia and generalized myoclonic jerks were the only neurologic features in a patient with cryptococcal encephalitis. Despite the presence of numerous budding yeasts identified as Cryptococcus neoformans in the CSF, there was no inflammatory reaction. Protein and glucose levels were normal, with no pleocytosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-217
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes


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