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Fatal fulminant cryptococcemia complicating sarcoidosis: Is it to be expected?

Author:
Posteraro, Patrizia, Vacca, Katia, Celi, Massimiliano, De Angelis, Giulia, Vella, Antonietta, Sanguinetti, Maurizio, Posteraro, Brunella
Source:
Medical mycology case reports 2018 v.22 pp. 42-44
ISSN:
2211-7539
Subject:
antigen detection, blood serum, case studies, cryptococcosis, death, patients, polysaccharides
Abstract:
Cryptococcosis may be a life-threatening complication of sarcoidosis. We describe a case of cryptococcemia that rapidly progressed toward fatality without apparent other sites of infection. We discuss on the importance of serum cryptococcal polysaccharide antigen testing for identifying at-risk patients who might benefit from timely diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis.
Agid:
6371441