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

Patrizia Posteraro, Katia Vacca, Massimiliano Celi, Giulia De Angelis, Antonietta Vella, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • Capsular antigen
  • Cryptococcemia
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Diagnostic biomarkers
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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