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JBUMS 1999, 1(2): 54-56 Back to browse issues page
Pulmonary infection due to Cryptococcus Neoformans in a patient without immunodeficiency: A case report
A Abbasi *, Kh Bidjani
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Objective: Cryptococcus neoformans is one of the rare infectious agents in lung. The majority of reported cases are among immunodeficient individuals. Case: This is a report of the infection in a 47-year-old male with irritative coughs and marked weight loss. We found nodules in the apical and diaphragmatic lobes of the right lung on X-ray and CT scanning. BK test and cytologic examinations were negative. Regarding the normal results of bronchoscopy, thoracotomy was suggested. The lung biopsy was positive for cryptococcus neoformans. Conclusion: After administration of Ketoconazole for 3 weeks, all of radiologic findings disappeared. The patient improved in 6 months after treatment and no radiographic evidence of infection observed.
Keywords: Fungal infection, Lung, Cryptococcus neoformans, Immunodeficiency
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biochemical
Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2014/05/25


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Abbasi A, Bidjani K. Pulmonary infection due to Cryptococcus Neoformans in a patient without immunodeficiency: A case report. JBUMS. 1999; 1 (2) :54-56
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