A ten-year-old boy with a pulmonary nodule secondary to Cryptococcus neoformans: Case report and review of the literature

Daniel A. Sweeney, Mary T. Caserta, David N. Korones, Arturo Casadevall, David L. Goldman

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Abstract

Pulmonary cryptococcosis is an uncommonly recognized disease of childhood. Among immunocompetent and non-HIV-infected individuals, pulmonary cryptococcosis may be asymptomatic or present with chronic, nondescript symptomatology. In this report we describe a 10-year-old with malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone and a pulmonary nodule secondary to Cryptococcus neoformans. We use this case as a background to review the pediatric literature regarding pulmonary cryptococcosis and to discuss the utility of immunohistochemistry for diagnosis of this clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1093
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Lung nodule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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