Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 147--149

Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of cryptococcal lymphadenitis: A window of opportunity


S Suchitha, CS Sheeladevi, R Sunila, GV Manjunath 
 Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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S Suchitha
#892, I Block, 1st Cross, Ramakrishna Nagar, Mysore-570 022
India

Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common, life-threatening, opportunistic, fungal disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. An expeditious diagnosis is of utmost importance because once a cryptococcal infection disseminates, it becomes life-threatening. Pulmonary, intestinal, bone marrow, and retinal involvement have been described. There are very few reports, however, of lymphadenopathy along with cryptococcal meningitis. We report here a case of cryptococcal meningitis with lymphadenitis, which was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology of the involved lymph nodes.


How to cite this article:
Suchitha S, Sheeladevi C S, Sunila R, Manjunath G V. Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of cryptococcal lymphadenitis: A window of opportunity.J Cytol 2008;25:147-149


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Suchitha S, Sheeladevi C S, Sunila R, Manjunath G V. Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of cryptococcal lymphadenitis: A window of opportunity. J Cytol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Apr 10 ];25:147-149
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