Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9597

George H Nasr

Dr, Department of Medicine, University of California, California, United States

  • Case Report   
    Lung Mass as a Presenting Sign of Disseminated Cryptococcus
    Author(s): Savannah Tan*, George H Nasr and Cameron Harding

    Cryptococcosis is an invasive fungal disease that most commonly affects immunocompromised individuals, typically causing pulmonary and Central Nervous System (CNS) symptoms. The fungus that causes cryptococcosis, Cryptococcus, is globally disseminated and often transmitted through bird droppings. The two most frequent and pertinent species responsible for clinical infections in humans include Cryptococcus neoformans, which has been known to cause the majority of cryptococcosis globally until recently, during which Cryptococcus gattii has been identified and reported more frequently. A 54-year-old male with a history of renal transplant on chronic immunosuppressants and type 2 diabetes mellitus was found to have multiple lung masses within the right upper and right lower lobes. He had also been experiencing syncope and multiple falls with worsening headache,.. Read More»

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