Isolated pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent boy

Siegfried Bauer, Ji Eun Kim, Kyong Suk La, Young Yoo, Kee Hyoung Lee, Sang Hee Park, Ji-Tae Choung, Chul Whan Kim

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Abstract

Pulmonary cryptococcosis is rare in immunocompetent subjects. Here, we present the case of a 16-year-old boy who was referred to our pediatric department for the management of multiple consolidations detected on chest radiography, which was routinely performed when the patient was being evaluated for an ankle fracture. Fine needle aspiration biopsy was performed, and the definitive diagnosis was established as cryptococcal pneumonia. After 8 weeks of antifungal treatment, the pulmonary nodules on the chest radiographs disappeared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-974
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

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Cryptococcosis
Thorax
Ankle Fractures
Lung
Fine Needle Biopsy
Radiography
Pneumonia
Pediatrics
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Child
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Multiple pulmonary nodules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pediatrics

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Isolated pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent boy. / Bauer, Siegfried; Kim, Ji Eun; La, Kyong Suk; Yoo, Young; Lee, Kee Hyoung; Park, Sang Hee; Choung, Ji-Tae; Kim, Chul Whan.

In: Korean Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 53, No. 11, 01.01.2010, p. 971-974.

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Bauer, Siegfried ; Kim, Ji Eun ; La, Kyong Suk ; Yoo, Young ; Lee, Kee Hyoung ; Park, Sang Hee ; Choung, Ji-Tae ; Kim, Chul Whan. / Isolated pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent boy. In: Korean Journal of Pediatrics. 2010 ; Vol. 53, No. 11. pp. 971-974.
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