Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 59(6); 2005 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2005;59(6):700-703.
DOI:    Published online December 1, 2005.
A Case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Patient.
Eun Suk Roh, Min Kyung Park, Ji Won An, Seung Jae Lee, Hye Suk Son, Hye Young Sung, Son Ook Choi, Guil Sun Kim, Bok Jin Hyoung, Sang Hun Lee, Yong Hyun Kim, Jeong Sup Song
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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.
Key Words: Cryptococcosis, Immunocompetent patient, Multiple cavities

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