Unmasking cryptococcal meningitis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome due to granulocyte colony-stimulating factor use in a patient with a poorly differentiated germ cell neoplasm

Nathan C. Bahr, James Wallace, Anne E P Frosch, David R. Boulware

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Abstract

Cryptococcal meningitis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is frequently seen in patients with HIV and less frequently in patients on immune suppressive medications for other conditions. Here, we describe the first reported case of unmasking cryptococcal IRIS due to granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used in an HIV-negative patient with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
  • Immunosuppressed host

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