Disseminated cryptococcosis with brain involvement in patients with chronic lymphoid malignancies on ibrutinib

Journal Article

© The Author 2017. 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

  • January 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2328-8957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/oid/ofw261

Citation Source

  • Scopus