Despite its infrequent detection in our country, pulmonary cryptococcosis often represents a diagnostic challenge. As in our case, the involvement of CNS from cryptococcus can be of some help in identifying the nature of the pulmonary lesion. Surgery is often necessary for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Postoperatively, oral antifungal drugs, such as azol derivatives, are administered in order to prevent systemic relapses. Immunodepression often underlies a fungal infection. Because of the increasing amount of immunodepressed patients (AIDS, transplantation), superimposed infections, such as pulmonary mycoses, will play a major role in determining the prognostic outlook of these patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pulmonary cryptococcoma|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
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