Retroperitoneal Cryptococcoma in a Case of Disseminated Cryptococcosis on Antifungal Maintenance Therapy

Author(s): Giovanna Ferraioli, Caterina Cavanna, Manjula Ricciardi, Silvio Daffara, Laura Sangiovanni, Carlo Filice, Giorgio Barbarini.

Journal Name: Current HIV Research

Volume 9 , Issue 1 , 2011

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Abstract:

Cryptococcoma is a rare entity, characterized by solid, space-occupying masses, usually found in the brain. It has been reported in the setting of “paradoxical” immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. A case of retroperitoneal cryptococcoma in a HIV-infected woman with a clinical history of disseminated cryptococcosis on antifungal maintenance therapy is described.

Keywords: Cryptococcosis, cryptococcoma, fungal infections, HIV, IRIS, opportunistic infections, Cryptococuus neoformans, ubiquitous, dysfunction, meningoencephalitis, cerebellum, antiretroviral therapy, immunodeficiency virus (HIV), fatigue, a chest radiography, cervical, inguinal lymphoadenopathy, Chest radiography, glucorticoids

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VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2011
Page: [28 - 30]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157016211794582614

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