Derivation and Validation of a Scoring System to Distinguish Cryptococcosis and Adenocarcinoma in Pulmonary Nodules

Conditions:   Cryptococcosis;   Lung Adenocarcinoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: A scoring system Sponsor:   Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai, China Recruiting
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
We described a case of an apparently immunocompetent 66-years old man admitted to hospital with a one-month history of cough, fever and vertigo. During hospitalization, thorax imaging was suggestive of lung metastasis, therefore, he went through several investigations. During hospitalization, he developed neurological symptoms and subsequently underwent a lumbar puncture. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture was positive for Cryptococcus spp. isolated on Sabouraud's dextrose agar and bird seed agar. In addition, the direct microscopy examination was positive for the India ink test, as well as with the latex agglutination test...
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
To describe the characteristics of concomitant lung cancer and pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) cases. A total of 8 patients with lung cancer and coexisting PC, who were admitted to Fuzhou Pulmonary Hospital of Fujian from 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2015 and whose diagnoses were confirmed by pathological examinations, were studied. One patient had a history of diabetes mellitus and 1 had a history of treated with surgery. The lesions in 7 cases manifested as nodular shadows; only 1 case showed the lesion of the 2 diseases mergedmixed together, and it manifested as a large flake-like infiltrated shadow in the same lob...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur patient ’s case serves as a reminder not to misdiagnose pulmonary cryptococcosis coexisting with adenocarcinoma.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the largest case series of patients with PAP ever conducted in Brazil. The survival rate was similar to that found at other center s. For symptomatic, hypoxemic patients, the treatment of choice is still WLL. Precautions should be taken in order to avoid complications, especially opportunistic infections.RESUMO Objetivo: A proteinose alveolar pulmonar (PAP) é uma doença rara, caracterizada pelo acúmulo alveolar de substância surfactante, composta por proteínas e lipídios. É causada por um déficit de atividade macrofágica, c...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We describe isolated cryptococcuria in a patient on chronic corticosteroid therapy for sclerosing mesenteritis that was later found to have metastatic adenocarcinoma as well as combined T- and B-cell deficiency.
Source: HIV and AIDS Review - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hematology Images Oncology Source Type: news
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