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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 229--234

Cryptococcosis in non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: A clinical dilemma and diagnostic enigma

Manisha Paul, Mohit Bhatia, Ranjana Rohilla, Udayakumar Sasirekha, Neelam Kaistha 
 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Mohit Bhatia
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India

Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease with worldwide distribution and wide array of clinical manifestations, caused by encapsulated basidiomycetous yeasts called Cryptococcus spp. It has traditionally been considered an opportunistic infection known to occur in immunocompromised hosts, particularly those who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus. However, this infection has also been reported in phenotypically 'normal' or otherwise clinically non-immunocompromised patients. The seemingly mysterious nature of this potentially fatal illness has always kept clinicians and diagnosticians in a dilemma. This case series reiterates this perspective.

How to cite this article:
Paul M, Bhatia M, Rohilla R, Sasirekha U, Kaistha N. Cryptococcosis in non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: A clinical dilemma and diagnostic enigma.Indian J Med Microbiol 2020;38:229-234

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Paul M, Bhatia M, Rohilla R, Sasirekha U, Kaistha N. Cryptococcosis in non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: A clinical dilemma and diagnostic enigma. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];38:229-234
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