Muscular-skeletal cryptococcosis in a patient with idiopathic CD4+lymphopenia

Citation
G. Zanelli et al., Muscular-skeletal cryptococcosis in a patient with idiopathic CD4+lymphopenia, MYCOPATHOLO, 149(3), 2001, pp. 137-139
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences
Journal title
MYCOPATHOLOGIA
ISSN journal
0301-486X → ACNP
Volume
149
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
137 - 139
Database
ISI
SICI code
0301-486X(2001)149:3<137:MCIAPW>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
A healthy 27-year-old woman presented, four months after childbirth, ingrav escent pain and claudication of the left lower limb. Magnetic Resonance Ima ging of the lumbosacral and iliac regions showed widespread muscular-skelet al lesions. The patient underwent surgery; Cryptococcus neoformans was isol ated from surgical samples. Liposomal amphotericin B, fluconazole and itrac onazole were administered. Laboratory findings showed lymphocytopenia, with reduction of CD4+ lymphocytes (23 cells per cubic millimeter) in the absen ce of HIV infection and any other defined immunodeficiency. This is a rare case of muscular-skeletal cryptococcal infection isolated in a subject affe cted with idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia.