Cryptococcosis as a complication of therapy for sarcoidosis: a case report

Jiejun Shi, Lei Zhou, Ada Hai Yan Ma, Naibin Yang, Lei Chen, Guoqing Qian

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    Cryptococcosis is a rare complication of sarcoidosis, especially when it grows in lungs. It may escape from being diagnosed because of low prevalence and non-specific radiological presentation. Hereby, we reported an unusual case of pulmonary cryptococcosis secondary to the long-term use of glucocorticoids to treat sarcoidosis which can be misdiagnosed as progression of sarcoidosis due to the similar radiological presentation. After targeted therapy with fluconazole for 5 months, her chest computed tomography rescan revealed resolution of the pulmonary lesions.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSAGE Open Medical Case Reports
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2021


    • Cryptococcosis
    • glucocorticoid
    • sarcoidosis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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