Disease Information for Cryptococcosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Non-healing local ulcer/inoculation site
Skin nodules/Subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous nodules
Cough
Cough, productive
Hemoptysis
Chronically ill patient/signs
Malaise
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Fever in Immune Compromised
Presentation/Fever in Cellular Immune Defect
AIDS With Anorectal lesions/inflammation
AIDS with Brain mass
AIDS with Neurologic Manifestations
AIDS with Chest Infection
Immune Deficient with Pulmonary Infiltrates
Presentation/AIDS Abnormal Chest Xray
Presentation/Pneumonia Chronic Persistent
AIDS with Fever
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Bird /sick birds
Travel, Geographic & Climate Related Factors
Residence/travel/Ethiopia
Residence/travel/Somalia
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cellular immune defect
Patient/Immune compromised/Immune suppressed
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Veterinarian
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Serol/Anti-Fungal Antibodies
Microlab/Crypotococcus antigen/Serum
Microlab/Serum cryptococcal antigen Pos (L/fix)
Microlab/CSF/Cryptococcal antigen positive (L/FIX)
Microlab/CSF/India ink preparation positive (crypto.)
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Serum Beta D Glucans Increased
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Liver biopsy/Granulomas in liver
BX/Lung biopsy/Granulomas in lung
PATH/Microabscess/spleen multiple
PATH/Granulomatous tissue/specimen
PATH/Mucicarmin stain abnormal
CT Scan
CT Scan /Brain Mass in AIDS
CT Scan/Lung Mass
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Multiple pulmonary nodules
Xray/Cavitation/Cavitary lung lesion/Chest
Xray/Chest film/extrapulmonary abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Coin lesion/solitary nodule/Chest
Xray/Hilar adenopathy bilateral/Chest
Xray/Infiltrate, pulmonary/Chest
Xray/Miliary nodule pattern/Chest
Xray/Multiple infiltrates/Chest
Xray/Nodular lung pattern/Chest
Xray/Pleural fluid/Chest
Xray/Pulmonary Lesion/Nodule/Lung
Xray/Pulmonary Lesions/Lung
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
AIDS Meningoencephalitis
Molluscum contagiosum
Pneumocystis Jiroveci/Carinii Pneumonia (PCP)
Associated Disease & Complications
Bronchiolitis obliterans/organizing pneumonia/BOOP
Cardiomyopathy
Cellulitis
CNS disease/involvement
Cryptococcal meningitis
Cryptococcoma/CNS
Cryptococcosis, disseminated
Cryptococcosis, pulmonary
Encephalitis, secondary
Encephalomyelitis, acute
Granulomatous lung disease
HIV/Eye Infection
Lung abscess
Meningitis
Meningitis, basilar
Meningitis, chronic
Meningitis, fungal
Myocarditis
Orchitis
Pleural Effusion
Mass in Lung
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Immune deficiency
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Endemic disease (ex)
AGENT/Epizootic disease (ex)
AGENT/Fungus (category)
AGENT/Opportunistic infection prone (example)
AGENT/Systemic fungal infection/potential
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Granulomatous Infection
Pathophysiology/Granulomatous liver disease
Process
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Regional specific
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Granulomatous disease (ex)
PROCESS/Granulomatous Disease
Synonyms
Synonym
(Cryptococcosis (European)) or (torula) or (Busse Buschkes disease), Busse Buschke's disease, Busse Buschke (etiology), Busse Buschke (manifestation), Busse Buschke disease, Busse Buschke's disease, C neoformans infection, Cryptococcoses, Cryptococcosis, Cryptococcosis (disorder), Cryptococcosis unspecified, Cryptococcosis unspecified (disorder), CRYPTOCOCCUS, Cryptococcus neoformans, Cryptococcus neoformans infection, E 412 CRYPTOCOCCOSIS, European Blastomycosis, European cryptococcosis, infection Blastomyces blastomycotic European, Infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, infection Cryptococcus neoformans, infection Torula histolytica, Torula, Torula histolytica infection, Toruloses, Torulosis, Synonym/Torulosis (cryptococcosis neoformans)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amphotericin B (Fungizone)
RX/Antibiotic/Combinations
RX/Fluconazole (Diflucan)
RX/Flucytosine (Ancobon)
RX/Itraconazole (Sporonox)
Other Treatments
TX/Infection/isolation/quarantine
Definition

Infection with a fungus of the species CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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