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)
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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