Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136--138

Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia presenting as refractory cryptococcal meningitis


A Sharma, V Lal, M Modi, D Khurana, S Bal, S Prabhakar 
 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
V Lal
Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160 012
India

Idiopathic CD4 T-lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a syndrome characterized by depletion of CD4 T-cells without evidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. There are a few reported cases of ICL associated with different diseases and clinical conditions, most commonly the opportunistic infections like Tuberculosis, fungal and parasitic diseases which are also seen in HIV-positive patients. We report a case without risk factors or laboratory evidence of HIV infection who presented with refractory cryptococcal meningitis and was found to have ICL.


How to cite this article:
Sharma A, Lal V, Modi M, Khurana D, Bal S, Prabhakar S. Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia presenting as refractory cryptococcal meningitis.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2010;13:136-138


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Sharma A, Lal V, Modi M, Khurana D, Bal S, Prabhakar S. Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia presenting as refractory cryptococcal meningitis. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];13:136-138
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