Cryptococcus neoformans as a rare cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a healthy 24-year-old

Roy J Cho, Keith Harmon, Scott F Davies

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Abstract

Symptomatic pulmonary cryptococcus is rare in healthy patients and uncommon even in immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of pulmonary cryptococcus that caused acute respiratory distress syndrome in a healthy host. Distinctively, this case is a rare description of significant respiratory failure from isolated pulmonary Cryptococcus neoformans with the exclusion of Cryptococcus gattii and review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e80-e83
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Critical care
  • Cryptococcus neoformans

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