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Butterfly Lesion on MRI: Cryptococcus Meningoencephalitis with Unusual Imaging in a Patient with AIDS
  • Mary Henary,
  • Jennifer Oster,
  • Antonio Liu
Mary Henary
Ross University School of Medicine
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Jennifer Oster
Adventist Health White Memorial
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Antonio Liu
California Hospital Medical Center
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On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a butterfly lesion is most commonly described in Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), however we report an unusual case of Cryptococcus Meningoencephalitis with the butterfly lesion on MRI. This infection is generally diagnosed via lumbar puncture, however MRI may reveal perivascular space involvement, dilation and leptomeningeal enhancement.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

24 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
06 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
06 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
01 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept