Disseminated cryptococcosis in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative patient: a case report

Kokturk N., Ekim N., Kervan F., Arman D., Memis L., Caglar K., ...More

MYCOSES, vol.48, no.4, pp.270-274, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2005.01136.x
  • Journal Name: MYCOSES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-274
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Cryptococcus neoformans is a widely distributed saprophytic fungus that may cause opportunistic infections in normal and immunocompromised individuals particularly in patients with HIV infection. Disseminated infection in HIV-negative individuals is occasionally seen: a 57-year-old HIV-negative Turkish female initially presented with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes and a large pulmonary parenchymal nodule, eventually diagnosed with disseminated cryptococcosis and tuberculosis.