Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2009 Feb;42(1):123-126.

Pulmonary Cryptococcosis That Was Suspected to be Metastatic Lung Cancer

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a subacute or chronic inflammation that's caused by infection from cryptococcus neoformans in the soil or dust that's contaminated by pigeon droppings. Pulmonary cryptococcosis occurs in immunocompromised patients, and particularly in HIV positive patients, but it rarely occurs in immunocompetent individuals. It is most often detected as asymptomatic single or multiple nodules that are found by chest X-ray examination. In these situations, the diagnosis for most cases is made by the histology of the resected lesion. We report here on a case of solitary nodular pulmonary cryptococcosis that occurred in a 32 years old female patient who underwent thyroidectomy for treating her thyroid cancer.

Keyword

Lung neoplasms; Lung infection; Fungal infections

MeSH Terms

Columbidae
Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcus neoformans
Dust
Female
HIV
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Inflammation
Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Soil
Thorax
Thyroid Gland
Thyroidectomy
Dust
Soil
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