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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-2

Spontaneous cryptococcal peritonitis in cirrhotic patients.


Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. , Thailand

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Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a common complication in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. However, spontaneous peritonitis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans is uncommon. Delayed diagnosis of cryptococcal peritonitis often results in death. We describe three cases of spontaneous cryptococcal peritonitis in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. One case had associated symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection. Clinical awareness of this entity may lead to the early diagnosis and proper treatment.






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