A Fatal Fungal Infection: Cryptococcus gattii (VGI) Meningitis in Texas

Marisa C. Nielsen, Joshua M. Peterson, Billie Shine, J. Patrik Hornak, Aimalohi Esechie, Sandeep Bhatt, Kinjal Desai, Alok Dabi, Michelle M. Felicella, Ping Ren

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Cryptococcus gattii is an underrecognized cause of meningitis, especially in nonendemic regions. This report details C gattii disease progression from admission to autopsy in an otherwise healthy 40-year-old male in Texas. It brings awareness to an often unsuspected organism that can cause severe infection requiring early recognition and treatment in immunocompetent individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofac236
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022


  • Cryptococcoma
  • Cryptococcus gattii
  • Meningitis
  • VGI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases


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