TITLE

Intra-abdominal Cryptococcosis by Cryptococcus gattii: Case Report and Review

AUTHOR(S)
Ara├║jo, Bruno; Bay, Monica; Reichert, Roberta; Goldani, Luciano
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Mycopathologia;Jul2012, Vol. 174 Issue 1, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although abdominal cryptococcomas and visceral cryptococcal lymphadenitis as part of disseminated fungal infection have been reported mostly in HIV-infected patients, localized intra-abdominal involvement due to Cryptococcus gattii has not been previously described in non-HIV-infected patients. In general, a smaller proportion of cryptococcosis is caused by C. gattii. We report here on a type II diabetic HIV-negative patient who presented with a localized intra-abdominal cryptococcal mass due to C. gattii. In addition, we review the general aspects of intra-abdominal and gastrointestinal involvement by Cryptococcus neoformans in the literature and discuss the importance of identifying the C. neoformans varieties and C. gattii in routine laboratories.
ACCESSION #
76350964

 

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