A computerised tomography (CT) scan was done in only two patients with focal signs and cranial nerve deficits, showing a mass lesion in both cases, suggestive of cryptococcoma
A second person with a possible false-positive LFA result died of meningitis symptoms several weeks later, and a third person with a possible false-positive LFA result had cryptococcoma
masses documented postmortem.
In patients presenting with enlarging intracerebral tuberculomas or tubercular abscesses the important differential diagnoses to consider are cerebral toxoplasmosis, cryptococcoma
, lymphoma, bacterial abscess and MDR TB.
Instead, organisms persist in a walled-off nodule characterized by a well-formed, necrotizing granuloma similar to a tuberculoma (eg, histoplasmoma, cryptococcoma
Cryptococcus neoformans is rarely associated with cryptococcoma
, seizure, or focal deficit.
West and her collaborators first had their interest piqued by a published 2006 case of a man from Puget Sound region of Washington state, who had pulmonary cryptococcoma
and who was infected with C.
9) In the 40 cases described by Dubey et al, (4) aspergilloma was the most frequent organism found (25, 63%), followed by mucormycosis (7, 18%), cryptococcoma
(3), Cladosporium (3), Bipolaris hawaiiensis (1), and Candida species (1).
is a collection of organisms, inflammatory cells, and mucoid material in the brain parenchyma.
of the lung--a contribution to diagnosis and therapy [in German].
These findings are highly suggestive of cryptococcal meningitis and cryptococcomas
Fungal dissemination to the bloodstream and central nervous system can result in meningoencephalitis, meningitis, and formation of cryptococcomas
(localized, solid, tumor-like masses) in the brain, skin, lungs, and other organs.
The patients developed pneumonia (57%), meningitis (44%), encephalitis (21%), and cryptococcomas
in the lung (34%) and the brain (25%).