Korean J Pediatr.  2010 Nov;53(11):971-974. 10.3345/kjp.2010.53.11.971.

Isolated pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent boy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. yoolina@korea.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

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.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Multiple pulmonary nodules; Child

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Animals
Ankle
Biopsy
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Child
Cryptococcosis
Humans
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules
Pneumonia
Thorax
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