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An unusual cause of haemoptysis and headache: cryptococcosis

How, Soon Hin and Kuan, Yeh Chunn and Ng, Teck Han and Ramachandran, Kalavathy and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2008) An unusual cause of haemoptysis and headache: cryptococcosis. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 30 (2). pp. 129-32. ISSN 0126-8635

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Pulmonary cryptococcosis can be clinically silent in non-HIV infected patients but can also present as nodules and masses on the chest radiograph, which can be mistaken for tuberculosis or lung cancer. Common symptoms include fever and cough, and uncommonly haemoptysis. This report illustrates a non-HIV infected patient whose main complaint was haemoptysis and headache. He was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis from biopsy of an endobronchial mass found on flexible bronchoscopy. Disseminated cryptoccoccal infection should be considered as a differential diagnosis in non-HIV infected patients presenting with haemoptysis and headache. Early recognition and administration of appropriate therapy will improve clinical outcome in these patients.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/29438
Uncontrolled Keywords: cryptococcosis, haemoptysis, headache.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: AP Soon Hin How
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 12:00
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 12:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29438

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