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A case of pulmonary cryptococcosis followed by pleuritis in an apparently immunocompetent patient during fluconazole treatment.


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Title: A case of pulmonary cryptococcosis followed by pleuritis in an apparently immunocompetent patient during fluconazole treatment.
Authors: Izumikawa, Koichi / Zhao, Yong / Motoshima, Kohei / Takazono, Takahiro / Saijo, Tomomi / Kurihara, Sintaro / Nakamura, Shigeki / Miyazaki, Taiga / Seki, Masafumi / Kakeya, Hiroshi / Yamamoto, Yoshihiro / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu / Hayashi, Tomayoshi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Medical Mycology, 46(6), pp.595-599; 2008
Abstract: Cryptococcal pleuritis is rare in individuals with no underlying disease. We report a case of pulmonary cryptococcosis followed by pleuritis in a patient on fluconazole treatment. Biopsy of the pleura revealed a granuloma and a cryptococcal body, while PCR and sequence analysis of extracted DNA from the pleura proved the presence of Cryptococcus species, most likely C. neoformans. Voriconazole with flucytosine and drainage of the pleural effusion were effective in treating the patient.
Keywords: Cryptococcus / pleuritis / fluconazole
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22476
ISSN: 13693786
DOI: 10.1080/13693780802074494
PubMed ID: 19180728
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in Medical Mycology, 2008, 46(6), p.595-599. Medical Mycology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1369-3786&volume=46&issue=6&spage=595
Type: Journal Article
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