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Manic episode secondary to cryptococcal meningitis in a previously healthy adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8266736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a manic episode secondary to cryptococcal meningitis is reported. Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common cause of chronic meningitis in adults in Papua New Guinea and may rarely present with features of functional psychosis. Laboratory investigations on the cerebrospinal fluid such as the India ink smear and fungal culture for the detection of the organism and the latex agglutination test to detect the cryptococcal antigen are invaluable aids for making the correct diagnosis.
F Y Johnson; S Naraqi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Papua and New Guinea medical journal     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0031-1480     ISO Abbreviation:  P N G Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-24     Completed Date:  1994-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376417     Medline TA:  P N G Med J     Country:  PAPUA NEW GUINEA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Papua New Guinea, Boroko.
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MeSH Terms
Bipolar Disorder / etiology*
Meningitis, Cryptococcal / complications*,  diagnosis

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