Disseminated Cryptococcosis With Brain Involvement in Patients With Chronic Lymphoid Malignancies on Ibrutinib.

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Journal Article

We report 2 cases of disseminated cryptococcosis with central nervous system involvement in patients with chronic lymphoid malignancies occurring within 1 month of starting on ibrutinib. Characteristically, in both cases, no inflammation was seen in the cerebrospinal fluid. Central nervous system mycoses should be considered as a potential complication of ibrutinib.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Messina, JA; Maziarz, EK; Spec, A; Kontoyiannis, DP; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • ofw261 -

PubMed ID

  • 28480254

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28480254

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2328-8957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ofid/ofw261


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States