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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 2003 Jun;10(2):189-194. Korean. Case Report.
Lee KC , Lee HS , Lee SE , Ryu U , Yoon BY , Kim SY , Park SH , Lee YW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Inje University, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Inje University, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Korea.
Abstract

Pulmonary cryptococcosis is a non-infectious opportunistic or silent infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. It enters the body through the respiratory tract and spreads to lung, skin, liver, and lymphoid organs. Recently its incidence has been gradually increasing because of developing diagnostic tools, increased use of steroids and immunosuppressive drugs, increased survival rate of patients with chronic diseases, and increased incidence of immunodeficiency syndrome. We report a case of pulmonary cryptococcosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who was being treated with low dose glucocorticoid, methotrexate and cyclosporine for 14 months.

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