Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 147-149

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

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
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.50801

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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.

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