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Non - neoformans cryptococcemia in a patient with hodgkin's lymphoma

Chuan, Hun Ding and Kamarudin, Norhidayah (2018) Non - neoformans cryptococcemia in a patient with hodgkin's lymphoma. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 11 (12). pp. 7-8. ISSN 0974-2441 E-ISSN 2455-3891

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Cryptococcemia attributed to non-neoformans cryptococci has not received much attention due to the relative scarcity of reported cases. The primary aim of this case report is to highlight several notable characteristics of Cryptococcus laurentii. A 35-year-old woman presented with a right supraclavicular mass and a history of low-grade fever. A yeast was isolated from her blood. It formed cream-colored colonies which turned yellowish after 72 h of incubation and had a microscopic morphology of elongated budding yeast cells. Its identity was confirmed to be C. laurentii through carbohydrate assimilation testing (ID 32 C). The patient responded clinically to fluconazole and cleared the cryptococcemia. She was subsequently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma through histopathological examination of the supraclavicular mass.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 7124/83981
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cryptococcus laurentii, Fluconazole, Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Norhidayah Kamarudin
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 13:35
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 13:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83981

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