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Saha S, Agarwal N, Srivastava A, Kumar A
Correspondence: Dr Nitin Agarwal, email@example.com
A 30-year-old woman underwent exploratory laparotomy for perforation peritonitis. Primary repair of the jejunal perforation was performed. The ulcer edge biopsy revealed Cryptococcus. Subsequently ELISA was reactive for HIV-1 antibody. This report describes a rare case of cryptococcal jejunal perforation, which was the initial presentation in an AIDS patient.
Keywords: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, cryptococcus, gastrointestinal cryptococcus, jejunal perforation
Singapore Med J 2008; 49(11): e305-e307