Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(10):865-870.
Published online October 15, 1980.
A Case of Cryptococcosis.
Jin Sup Lee, Kyung Hee Han, Kyu Deok Shin, Poong Man Lee
Department of Pediatirics, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Cryptococcosis 의 1 예
이진접, 한경희, 신규덕, 이풍만
카톨릭의과대학 소아과학교실
Abstract
Cryptococcosis is a cosmopolitan infectious disease of man and animal resulting from the inhalation or ingestion of the encapsulated potentially pathogenic fungus Cryotococcus neoformans that can be isolated from many common environmental sources. The respiratory tract is considered to be the primany portal of entry. Following invasion of the lungs, the organism may become localized or may be disseminated hematogenously to any aprt of the body, especially the brain, meninges and cord. The patients withe malignant reticuloendothelial neoplasms; Hodgkin's disease, lymphowarcoma, leukemia and diabetes, and those receiving prolonged therapy with steroids were particularly susceptible to disease with Cryptococcus neoformans, We experienced a case of Cryptococcosis in 22 months old Korean boy which was confirmed histologically from lymphnode biopsy. Also we made a brief review of literatures.




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