Acute cryptococcal immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in a patient on natalizumab

Academic Article


  • Presented is the first case of acute immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)-associated cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in a patient on natalizumab for multiple sclerosis. The patient developed acute cerebral edema after initiation of amphotericin B. We propose several mechanisms that explain the acuity of IRIS in this specific patient population and suggest possible therapies.
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  • Gundacker ND; Jordan SJ; Jones BA; Drwiega JC; Pappas PG
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  • 3
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  • 1