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Cryptococcal Lymphadenitis on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology : A Report of 2

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Author(s): Sainath Andola K, Mukta Ahuja, *Imam Shaik

Journal: People's Journal of Scientific Research
ISSN 0974-6358

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Lymphadenitis | Cryptococcus neoformans | Fine needle aspiration cytology | Acquired

ABSTRACT
Cryptococcal infection most commonly affects the lung, meninges and skin. The involvement of lymph node in cryptococcosis is considered to be rare and is usually observed in cases where the disease is very widely disseminated affecting the mediastinal and cervical lymph nodes. Disseminated cryptococcosis is a life threatening disease seen more commonly in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or other forms of immune suppression. We report 2 cases of AIDS with cryptococcal lymphadenitis, diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology of the involved lymph node.
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