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 2003

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Cryptococcus neoformans
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Immunohistochemistry
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Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Lung nodule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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A ten-year-old boy with a pulmonary nodule secondary to Cryptococcus neoformans : Case report and review of the literature. / Sweeney, Daniel A.; Caserta, Mary T.; Korones, David N.; Casadevall, Arturo; Goldman, David L.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 22, No. 12, 12.2003, p. 1089-1093.

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Sweeney, Daniel A. ; Caserta, Mary T. ; Korones, David N. ; Casadevall, Arturo ; Goldman, David L. / A ten-year-old boy with a pulmonary nodule secondary to Cryptococcus neoformans : Case report and review of the literature. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 12. pp. 1089-1093.
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