Cryptococcosis: an unusual cause of endobronchial obstruction

P Mahida, R Morar, A Goolam Mahomed, E Song, J P Tissandie, C Feldman
European Respiratory Journal 1996, 9 (4): 837-9
We report the case of a 43 year old male patient, with normal immune function, who presented with right middle and lower lobe collapse. At bronchoscopy, a white lobulated lesion was seen, completely obstructing the origin of bronchus intermedius. Bronchial washings and biopsy of the lesion demonstrated cryptococcal organisms. The patient responded clinically and radiologically to amphotericin B and flucytosine; however, repeat bronchoscopy revealed only partial resolution of the endobronchial lesion.

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