Risk factors of laryngeal cryptococcosis

A case report

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Abstract

Cryptococcal infections are acquired by inhalation of encapsulated yeast cells or basidiospores. While Cryptococcus has a propensity to invade the lungs and central nervous system, other sites can be affected. Laryngeal cryptococcosis is rare with less than 30 previously reported cases, which commonly occurred in apparently immunocompetent hosts on inhaled corticosteroids. We present a case of laryngeal cryptococcosis with a long-term inhaled corticosteroid use, co-infection of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, and mannose-binding lectin deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

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Cryptococcosis
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Cryptococcus
Mycobacterium avium Complex
Lung
Coinfection
Inhalation
Central Nervous System
Yeasts
Infection
Mannose-Binding Protein Deficiency

Keywords

  • Corticosteroid
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Endobronchial
  • Larynx
  • Mannose-binding lectin deficiency
  • Mycobacterium avium-Intracellulare (MAI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Risk factors of laryngeal cryptococcosis : A case report. / Quintero, Orlando; Trachuk, Polina; Lerner, Michael Z.; Sarungbam, Judy; Pirofski, Liise-anne; Park, Sun O.

In: Medical Mycology Case Reports, Vol. 24, 01.06.2019, p. 82-85.

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