Cryptococcocis: a rare fungal infection of the tongue.

@article{Mohamad2010CryptococcocisAR,
  title={Cryptococcocis: a rare fungal infection of the tongue.},
  author={Irfan Mohamad and Baharudin Abdullah and Rosdan Salim and Khairul Azhar M. Rajet and Venkatesh Ramasamy Naik},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1188-91}
}
Fungal infection in the oral cavity is not uncommon. The site involved is usually species related. Cryptococcus rarely infects the oral cavity. We report an elderly patient who presented with a central lesion on the dorsum of the tongue. Biopsy revealed a fungal infection. Special stains confirmed cryptococcus. Being a rare location for cryptococcal infection, clinical suspicion should be correlated with histopathological examination. Once confirmed, the patient should be treated with an… CONTINUE READING