Recurrence of Cryptococcal Meningitis and the Hidden Role of Patient Education and Social Support

  • Bongomin F
  • Atikoro L
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Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV-) associated cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is one of the leading causes of deaths among patients living with HIV/AIDS in resource-limited settings, accounting for ~15-20% of AIDS-related deaths globally. We present our experience with a 25-year-old woman living with HIV who had a recurrent cryptococcal disease due to nonadherence to HIV care and lack of awareness of the benefits of adherence to secondary prophylaxis for CM. This case highlights the fact that fungal diseases awareness should not be limited only to the health professionals and public health practitioners, but also to patients, caregivers, and stakeholders.

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Bongomin, F., & Atikoro, L. (2018). Recurrence of Cryptococcal Meningitis and the Hidden Role of Patient Education and Social Support. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, 2018, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8125096

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