Complex cryptococcal empyema

M. F. Tenholder, F. W. Ewald, N. K. Khankhanian, John H Crosby

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Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans continues to present diagnostic and treatment challenges in patients with underlying malignant neoplasms: Cryptococcal empyema is a relatively rare complication of cryptococcal disease. It is important to distinguish whether uncontrolled malignancy or cryptococcal infection is responsible for the effusion. We used traditional diagnostic approaches, bronchoscopy and transthoracic fine needle aspiration, to verify the presence of the organism but continued to have treatment failure until adequate drainage was established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-588
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Empyema
Cryptococcus neoformans
Bronchoscopy
Fine Needle Biopsy
Treatment Failure
Drainage
Neoplasms
Infection
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Tenholder, M. F., Ewald, F. W., Khankhanian, N. K., & Crosby, J. H. (1992). Complex cryptococcal empyema. Chest, 101(2), 586-588. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.101.2.586

Complex cryptococcal empyema. / Tenholder, M. F.; Ewald, F. W.; Khankhanian, N. K.; Crosby, John H.

In: Chest, Vol. 101, No. 2, 01.01.1992, p. 586-588.

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Tenholder, MF, Ewald, FW, Khankhanian, NK & Crosby, JH 1992, 'Complex cryptococcal empyema', Chest, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 586-588. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.101.2.586
Tenholder MF, Ewald FW, Khankhanian NK, Crosby JH. Complex cryptococcal empyema. Chest. 1992 Jan 1;101(2):586-588. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.101.2.586
Tenholder, M. F. ; Ewald, F. W. ; Khankhanian, N. K. ; Crosby, John H. / Complex cryptococcal empyema. In: Chest. 1992 ; Vol. 101, No. 2. pp. 586-588.
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