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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Unusual fungal infection in an immunocompetent host


Department of Pulmonology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Dr. Ravindran Chetambath
Navaneeth, Sarovaram Biopark Road, Civil Station Post, Calicut - 673 020, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_23_21

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Cryptococcus is a fungus that causes infections most commonly in immunocompromised patients. However, approximately one-third of cases of cryptococcosis are seen in patients who have no readily identifiable immune defects. Pulmonary cryptococcosis often manifests as isolated or multiple nodules, easily mimicking lung cancer clinically and radiologically. This case report highlights the tumor-like presentation of cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient.


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