Cryptococcal abscess imitating a soft-tissue sarcoma in an immunocompetent host: a case report.

  title={Cryptococcal abscess imitating a soft-tissue sarcoma in an immunocompetent host: a case report.},
  author={Trevor R. Gaskill and Diane Payne and Brian E. Brigman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={92 9},
C ryptococcus neoformans is a ubiquitous encapsulated yeast found throughout the world. Although it is only occasionally a pathogen in immunocompetent hosts, it emerged in the 1980s as an important opportunistic infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Infection typically begins in the lungs and can disseminate, causing central nervous system dysfunction, cutaneous manifestations, and, occasionally, osteomyelitis in up to 10% of cases'". Noncutaneous cryptococcal abscesses… CONTINUE READING


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