Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis with parkinsonian features

Zbigniew Wszolek, Howard Monsour, Philip Smith, Ronald Pfeiffer

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Abstract

The subacute onset of parkinsonism in a patient with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis is described. The prompt resolution of the extrapyramidal dysfunction with antifungal agents suggests direct involvement of basal ganglia structures by the cryptococcal infection. Rapid development of parkinsonism in immunocompromised individuals should prompt investigation for an infectious etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis
  • Parkinsonism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Wszolek, Z., Monsour, H., Smith, P., & Pfeiffer, R. (1988). Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis with parkinsonian features. Movement Disorders, 3(3), 271-273. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.870030312