Cholangitis associated with Cryptococcus neoformans.

@article{Bucuvalas1985CholangitisAW,
  title={Cholangitis associated with Cryptococcus neoformans.},
  author={J C Bucuvalas and Kevin E. Bove and Robert Kaufman and Mark Gilchrist and K. Oldham and William F. Balistreri},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1985},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={1055-9}
}
A 15-yr-old girl presented with complaints of right upper quadrant pain and jaundice. Elevation of serum alkaline phosphatase, signs of protal hypertension, and computed tomographic scan findings suggested a diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis. However, cultures of the bile and of the common bile duct specimen obtained during a surgical procedure grew Cryptococcus neoformans. Treatment with amphotericin B was begun. An episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, however, led to the… CONTINUE READING

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