Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to Cryptococcus albidus pneumonia: case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

Although cryptococcal infections due to Cryptococcus neoformans are frequently reported in the immunosuppressed patients, infections related to other Cryptococcus spp. are rarely reported. We are reporting a case of pulmonary infection and ARDS due to C. albidus in a patient receiving immunosuppressive therapy because of Still's disease. The diagnosis was made by tissue biopsy and culture. The patient responded to treatment with amphotericin B lipid complex 400 mg/day. The case is significant in that it reminds of yeasts as a cause of community acquired infection in the immunosuppressed patients.

Detaljer

Författare
  • C Burnik
  • N D Altintas
  • G Ozkaya
  • T Serter
  • Z T Selçuk
  • P Firat
  • S Arikan
  • M Cuenca-Estrella
  • A Topeli
Externa organisationer
  • Hacettepe University
  • Hacettepe University Hospitals
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Immunologi inom det medicinska området

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)469-73
Antal sidor5
TidskriftMedical Mycology
Volym45
Utgåva nummer5
StatusPublished - 2007 aug
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa