Coleman King, MD; Richard Finley, MD; Stanley W. Chapman, MD
To the Editors: Larsen and colleagues (1) reported on the persistence of Cryptococcus neoformans in the prostate after successful therapy for meningitis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). They found that 9 of 41 patients had positive urine cultures for C. neoformans at the end of primary treatment and determined the prostate to be the source in 7 of 9 patients. We report a case of recurrent cryptococcosis from a prostatic source in a patient without AIDS.
A 48-year-old man with a history of Hodgkin lymphoma in remission was hospitalized with severe headache and fever. Lumbar puncture revealed
King C, Finley R, Chapman SW. Prostatic Cryptococcal Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-9-720_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(9):720.
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