This is a fatal case of fungaemia due to Cryptococcus albidus in an elderly woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented pleural effusion as the only clinical presentation. Not only infections of the pleura are uncommon presentations of pulmonary cryptococcosis, but these infections due to non-C. neoformans species are extremely rare. This report places C. albidus on the growing number of disseminated mycosis-causing agents in diabetic patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo|
|State||Published - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases