Intra-cavitary pulmonary cryptococcoma in poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.

Intra-cavitary pulmonary cryptococcoma in poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2020 Jun;28:1-3

Authors: Kalyango N, Kwizera R, Baluku JB, Bongomin F

Abstract
A 59-year-old HIV-negative Ugandan man presented with a long-standing history of respiratory symptoms and was found to have an intra-cavitary pulmonary cryptococoma by chest imaging and sputum culture. The serum cryptococcal antigen was negative. The sputum Xpert® MTB RIF Ultra assay was negative. He was previously treated for cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis. The patient had poorly controlled diabetes (HbA1c, 9.3%). The patient was successfully treated with oral fluconazole.

PMID: 32154097 [PubMed]

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