Tuberc Respir Dis.  2005 Dec;59(6):700-703.

A Case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of medicine, Seoul, Korea. jssong@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

We experienced a case of pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient who presented with uncommon radiological findings. He complained of a dry cough for 3 weeks. The chest X-ray and CT showed multiple, variable sized, and irregular patch consolidations with cavities combined with some ground glass opacities in both lower lung fields. The diagnosis was made histologically via a thoracoscopic lung biopsy. The patient was administered oral fluconazole has since been well.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Immunocompetent patient; Multiple cavities

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Cough
Cryptococcosis*
Diagnosis
Fluconazole
Glass
Humans
Lung
Thorax
Fluconazole
Full Text Links
  • TRD
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr