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

Spontaneous cryptococcal peritonitis in cirrhotic patients.

S Sungkanuparph, A Vibhagool, R Pracharktam 
 Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. , Thailand

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

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.


How to cite this article:
Sungkanuparph S, Vibhagool A, Pracharktam R. Spontaneous cryptococcal peritonitis in cirrhotic patients. J Postgrad Med 2002;48:201-2


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Sungkanuparph S, Vibhagool A, Pracharktam R. Spontaneous cryptococcal peritonitis in cirrhotic patients. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2002 [cited 2022 Aug 13 ];48:201-2
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