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Korean J Pediatr 2010 November;53(11) :971-974.
Isolated pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent boy
Siegfried Bauer (Bauer S)1, Ji Eun Kim (Kim JE)1, Kyong Suk La (La KS)1, Young Yoo (Yoo Y)1, Kee Hyoung Lee (Lee KH)1, Sang Hee Park (Park SH)1, Ji Tae Choung (Choung JT)1, Chul Whan Kim (Kim CW)2
1Departments of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2Departments of Pathology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Young Yoo ,Email:
Copyright © 2010 by The Korean Pediatric Society
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.
Keywords: Cryptococcosis | Multiple pulmonary nodules | Child
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