Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Teenage Boy with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Wenly Ruan, Jaeon Abraham, Erin Mc Elvania Tekippe, Jane D. Siegel

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There are approximately 1 million new cases of cryptococcal meningitis each year and most cases occur among people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. There have been rare case reports worldwide of pediatric patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed with the cryptococcal infection. We present a teenage boy with SLE and severe lymphopenia who developed cryptococcal meningitis to demonstrate the importance of considering this diagnosis in the absence of characteristic neurological signs and symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1600014
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • cryptococcal meningitis
  • immunosuppression
  • systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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