Journal Article

Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to Cryptococcus albidus pneumonia: Case report and review of the literature

C. Burnik, N. D. Altintaş, G. Özkaya, T. Serter, Z. T. Selçuk, P. Firat, S. Arikan, M. Cuenca-Estrella and A. Topeli

in Medical Mycology

Published on behalf of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology

Volume 45, issue 5, pages 469-473
Published in print August 2007 | ISSN: 1369-3786
Published online August 2007 | e-ISSN: 1460-2709 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13693780701386015
Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to Cryptococcus albidus pneumonia: Case report and review of the literature

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Although cryptococcal infections due to Cryptococcus neoformans are frequently reported in the immunosuppressed patients, infections related to other Cryptococcus spp. are rarely reported.We are reporting a case of pulmonary infection and ARDS due to C. albidus in a patient receiving immunosuppressive therapy because of Still's disease. The diagnosis was made by tissue biopsy and culture. The patient responded to treatment with amphotericin B lipid complex 400 mg/day. The case is significant in that it reminds of yeasts as a cause of community acquired infection in the immunosuppressed patients.

Keywords: Cryptococcus albidus; pneumonia; acute respiratory distress syndrome

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Subjects: Mycology and Fungi ; Infectious Diseases ; Medical Toxicology ; Veterinary Medicine ; Environmental Science

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