Cryptococcus pneumonia presenting in an immunocompetent host with pulmonary asbestosis: a case report

@inproceedings{Guy2012CryptococcusPP,
  title={Cryptococcus pneumonia presenting in an immunocompetent host with pulmonary asbestosis: a case report},
  author={Judah P Guy and Shahzad Raza and Elliot Bondi and Yale Rosen and D Kim and Barbara J. Berger},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Cryptococcal infections pose a diagnostic challenge in an immunocompetent host. Asbestos exposure has been associated with pulmonary aspergillosis. This case highlights an interesting presentation of cryptococcal lung inflammation with underlying asbestosis. CASE PRESENTATION A 63-year-old Mediterranean Caucasian woman presented with progressive dry cough of nine months duration. A computed tomography (CT) scan of her chest revealed multiple foci in the right infra-hilar region… CONTINUE READING