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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01230
Disseminated Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Child
Bhawna Bhutoria JAŻN, Debdas BOSE, Rajat MONDAL, Sarbani CHATTOPADHYAY
Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Keywords: Cryptococcus, Disseminated, Skin diseases

A case of disseminated cryptococcus infection in an immunocompetent host is described. The present case attests to the importance of using a cautious approach for the diagnosis of granulomatous lymphadenitis. The patient was initially misdiagnosed and treated as disseminated tuberculosis. Later the patient developed visual loss and skin lesions. Periodic Acid Schiff stained sections of lymph node biopsy and cerebrospinal fluid culture established the diagnosis.

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