Fatal fungaemia due to Cryptococcus albidus in an elderly diabetic woman presenting with pleural effusion

Giovanni Rodríguez-Leguizamón, Eliana Coque-Burgos, Omar Espitia-Castro, Carolina Firacative

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere34
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Volume62
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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