Vernon N. Houk; Kenneth M. Moser, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Pulmonary cryptococcosis, once considered a rarity, is now being diagnosed with increasing frequency. The diagnosis is seldom suspected clinically pre-operatively, no doubt due to the lack of experience and lack of availability of diagnostic studies available in certain other granulomatous diseases. Surgical resection of isolated pulmonary cryptococcosis is the treatment of choice. Many authors emphasize the necessity for treating with amphotericin B before dissemination occurs, even after surgical resection of the lesion.
Three cases of primary pulmonary cryptococcosis are reported. One man without other disease, who remained asymptomatic and well, had changing lesions in both lungs over a 10-year period.
Houk VN, Moser KM. Pulmonary Cryptococcosis: Must All Receive Amphotericin B?. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1090. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1090_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1090.
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