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February 1984

Dementia and Myoclonus in a Case of Cryptococcal Encephalitis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Steiner and Melamed) and Microbiology (Dr Polacheck), Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(2):216-217. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050140118040

• 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.

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