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January 27, 2023




chronic meningitis in an immunocompetent patient: Case report and literature review.


Price C, Wilson I, Catchpoole E
IDCases. 2023; 31:e01665.
PMID: 36589766.


Chronic meningitis due to species is a rare presentation generally associated with immunocompromise. We present a case of chronic meningitis due to in an immunocompetent systemically well man who presented with 32 months of headache and visual changes. This is the fourth reported case in an immunocompetent patient. Injecting drug use was identified as a risk factor in all cases which presented similarly, with prolonged headache and papilloedema. A significant delay to diagnosis is common to all the reported cases. Candidal chronic meningitis in immunocompetent patients may be underdiagnosed due to lack recognition of risk factors, timely cerebrospinal fluid sampling and appropriate culture.