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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

Pulmonary cryptococcosis with cryptococcal meningitis in an immunocompetent host


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Kumar Panigrahi
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751 019
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.129847

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Cryptococcosis is a systemic fungal infection associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It predominantly affects people with immunosuppresion and human immunodeficiency virus infection. Extrapulmonary dissemination is rare in immunocompetent hosts. We present here a case of disseminated cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient who presented with an unusually large pulmonary mass and meningitis and successfully managed with medical therapy.


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