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Cryptococcus neoformans Pericarditis Associated with Hodgkin's Disease

Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):850-856. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-850
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Cryptococcal infections usually involve the meninges and lungs, but spread to other distant sites can occur. Cardiac involvement is noted rarely but, to our knowledge, pericarditis with effusion has not been reported previously (1, 2). The following case represents an example of acute Cryptococcus neoformans pericarditis with effusion in a patient with Hodgkin's disease in remission.

CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old college student with biopsy-confirmed Hodgkin's disease was admitted to the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health on September 10, 1964, complaining of cough and chest pain of 2 weeks' duration.One year previously (October, 1963) he had noted


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