[Non disseminated pulmonary cryptococcosis with very marked eosinophilia in solid-organ cancer].

Naoki Kishida, Keiji Okinaka, Takahiro Fujita, Yoshiaki Gu, Norio Ohmagari

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Abstract

Cryptococcal lung disease is usually diagnosed by chest X-ray abnormalities. Although no treatment exists for asymptomatically immunocompetent patients, a case with central nervous system (CNS) involvement as cryptococcus dissemination had a new chest X-ray abnormality during marked eosinophilia diagnosed as pulmonary cryptococcosis by lung biopsy. Eosinophilia may thus be associated with pulmonary cryptococcosis. We had seen reports of disseminated cryptococcosis with eosinophilia, so we conducted lumbar puncture and blood culture, but found no disseminated lesion or CNS involvement. Eosinophilia association with disseminated cryptococcosis has been reported, but not pulmonary cryptococcosis with solitary localized lung lesion with marked eosinophilia, making our case the first, in so far as we know reported of pulmonary cryptococcosis with a solitary localized lung lesion with marked eosinophilia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-601
Number of pages5
JournalKansenshōgaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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