Abdominal Lymphonodular Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Child

Mehjabeen Zaidi, Sonia Qureshi, Sadia Shakoor, Saira Fatima, Fatima Mir

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We describe our experience with an apparently immunocompetent child presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin without focal signs. Investigations revealed lymphadenopathy at lung hila, mesentery, and porta hepatis. The child had received at least two months of empiric antituberculous therapy (ATT) before she came to us. A CT-guided biopsy revealed granulomatous inflammation. PAS stain showed yeasts which stained blue with Alcian blue, suggesting C. neoformans.

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JournalDepartment of Paediatrics and Child Health
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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