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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141--143

Disseminated cryptococcosis in a patient with Nephrotic syndrome

F Qadir, K Manzoor, E Ahmed 
 Department of Nephrology, The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, DOW, Medical College and Civil Hospital, Karachi - 74200, Pakistan

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F Qadir
Department of Nephrology, The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, DOW, Medical College and Civil Hospital, Karachi - 74200
Pakistan

Disseminated cryptococcosis mainly occurs in patients with impaired cell mediated immunity. We present a case of disseminated cryptococcosis in a non-HIV patient with nephrotic syndrome who never received immunosuppression. Cultures of bone marrow aspirate, cerebrospinal fluid analysis and histology of skin lesions were all consistent with Cryptococcus neoformans infection. Treatment with amphotericin B followed by fluconazole was successful and in the course of two months when, the skin nodules disappeared.

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Qadir F, Manzoor K, Ahmed E. Disseminated cryptococcosis in a patient with Nephrotic syndrome.Indian J Med Microbiol 2006;24:141-143

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Qadir F, Manzoor K, Ahmed E. Disseminated cryptococcosis in a patient with Nephrotic syndrome. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];24:141-143
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