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Cryptococcal meningitis, coronal section, close-up view of cerebral cortex and meninges.

Last updated on Thursday, March 26 2009 by gliageek

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Cryptococcal meningitis, coronal section, close-up view of cerebral cortex and meninges.
Cryptococcal meningitis often causes marked thickening of the arachnoid space secondary to the high mucopolysaccharide content of the organisms wall. At the same time, paucity of acute inflammation results in very little brain swelling as seen here.



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