An Avid Imitator

Dimitrios Farmakiotis, Alexis Liakos, Michael B. Miller, Jeffrey F. Krane, Lindsey R. Baden, Sarah P. Hammond

Abstract


We present a case of disseminated cryptococcal disease, coexisting with and mimicking lymphoma. Determination of serum cryptococcal antigen should be considered for lymphopenic patients with hematologic malignancies, presenting with unexplained fever, and/or lymphadenopathy and/or pulmonary findings. Patients with hematologic malignancies treated with chemotherapy regimens are susceptible to diverse opportunistic infections. Therefore, in this patient population, it is often necessary to obtain a definitive pathologic diagnosis, to diagnose uncommon syndromes and guide management.




J Clin Med Res. 2016;8(3):257-259
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2458w

Keywords


Cryptococcus; Lymphoma; Opportunistic infections

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