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Disseminated cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent child.
BMJ Case Rep 2016 Nov 16;2016. Epub 2016 Nov 16.
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cryptococcus is a ubiquitous fungus and is known for causing meningitis and cutaneous infections in immunocompromised individuals. Disseminated cryptococcal infection is very rare and almost always found to occur in immunocompromised individuals especially in persons infected with HIV. This is particularly attributed to its capsulated spores. But there are few reported cases in which it has been found to cause disseminated infections even in immunocompetent individuals. We report a similar case of disseminated cryptococcal infection in an immunocompetent host. Early detection and treatment of disseminated cryptococcosis is essential to reduce morbidity and for better outcome.
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