Asymptomatic Pulmonary Cryptococcosis And Tuberculosis Co-infection in an immunocompetent Host: A case report

Authors

  • Rashmi Giri Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital
  • Khusboo Khetaan Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Nepal Mediciti Hospital
  • Gopi Aryal Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Nepal Mediciti Hospital
  • Ashish Karthik Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital
  • Ashish Shrestha Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital
  • Naresh Gurung Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital
  • Sanjeet K. Shrestha Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v2i1.59610

Keywords:

Pulmonary Cryptococcosis

Abstract

Pulmonary Cryptococcosis is a rare fungal infection that mostly occurs in immunocompromised host. However, with advancement in diagnostic approach like tissue biopsy, cryptococcal infections are now increasingly being recognised.In immunocompetent host, cryptococcal infection is often asymptomatic and rarely becomes disseminated.

Symptom development in immunocompetent host largely depends on burden and virulence of pathogen. Due to similarities in clinical, radiological and pathological findings in Cryptococcosis, Tuberculosis and other fungal infections like Blastomycocosis, it is important to have a tissue biospy to confirm the diagnosis.

The aim of this case report is to highlight the investigation necessary to diagnose both fungal infection and Tuberculosis due to similar clinical, radiological features in both. We report a case of Gene Xpert positive Tuberculosis and histopathology proven Pulmonary Cryptococcos in same patient.

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Published

2023-11-06

How to Cite

Giri, R., Khetaan, K., Aryal, G., Karthik, A., Shrestha, A., Gurung, N., & Shrestha, S. K. (2023). Asymptomatic Pulmonary Cryptococcosis And Tuberculosis Co-infection in an immunocompetent Host: A case report. Nepalese Respiratory Journal, 2(1), 23–26. https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v2i1.59610

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