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Infectio ; 25(3): 159-162, jul.-set. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1250086

ABSTRACT

Resumen La criptococosis meníngea presenta alta mortalidad mundial, especialmente en población VIH/sida. La OMS recomienda detectar el antígeno capsular de Crypto coccus como estrategia para un diagnóstico temprano y poder minimizar complicaciones. Objetivo: realizar antigenemia temprana de Cryptococcus mediante in munocromatografía/ensayo de flujo lateral en pacientes asintomáticos VIH+. Material y método: estudio descriptivo observacional; entre julio-2016 y mayo-2019 se procesaron mediante ensayo de flujo lateral, muestras de suero de 169 pacientes asintomáticos VIH+, con CD4 ≤120 cel/μL en Barranquilla, Colombia. Ante resultado positivo, se indicó profilaxis con fluconazol; se hizo seguimiento a todos los casos. Resultados: la antigenemia fue positiva en cinco pacientes (2,96%); uno falleció, cuatro recibieron profilaxis y la prueba se negativizó en dos. Los pacientes con resultado negativo inicial no desarrollaron durante el estudio sinto matología compatible con esta micosis. Discusión: el ensayo de flujo lateral de Cryptococcus está recomendado para el diagnóstico temprano de la criptococosis en población VIH/sida. Conclusión: detectar tempranamente el antígeno circulante de Cryptococcus mediante ensayo de flujo lateral en pacientes asintomáticos VIH+, permitió instaurar profilaxis oportuna, hacer seguimiento y control para reducir la mortalidad asociada con la criptococosis meníngea.


Abstract Meningeal cryptococcosis presents high levels of global mortality, especially in the HIV/AIDS population. The WHO recommends detecting the capsular antigen as an important strategy for early diagnosis and be able to minimize complications. Objective: Perform early cryptococcal antigenemia by immunochromatographic/ lateral flow assay in asymptomatic HIV+ patients. Material and method: descriptive observational study; between July-2016 and May-2019, serum samples from 169 asymptomatic HIV+ patients with CD4 ≤120 cells/μL were processed by lateral flow assay in Barranquilla, Colombia. Given a positive result, prophylaxis with fluconazole was indicated; all cases were followed up. Results: antigenemia was positive in five (2.96%) patients; one died; four received prophylaxis, and the test turned negative in two. The patients with an initial negative result, did not developed symptoms compatible with this mycosis during the study period. Discussion: lateral flow assay for Cryptococcus is recommended for the early diagnosis of cryptococcosis in the HIV/AIDS population. Conclusion: early detection of circulating Cryptococcus antigen by lateral flow assay in HIV+ patients allowed the establishment of timely prophylaxis, follow-up, and control to reduce mortality associated with meningeal cryptococcosis.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome , Cryptococcosis , CD4 Antigens , HIV , Aftercare , Cryptococcus , Meningitis
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Infectio ; 25(1): 49-54, ene.-mar. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1154402

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Resumen La linfocitopenia T CD4 idiopática (LCI) es un síndrome clínico inusual que se caracteriza por un déficit de células T CD4+ circulantes en ausencia de infección por VIH u otra condición de inmunosupresión. Los pacientes con dicha enfermedad pueden presentarse asintomáticos o con infecciones oportunistas, las más frecuentes son por criptococo, micobacterias o virales como herpes zoster. Presentamos el caso de un hombre de 32 años, sin antecedentes, en quien se descartó infección por retrovirus, con recuento de linfocitos T CD4+ menor a 300 células/m3; se diagnosticó LCI posterior al diagnóstico de criptococomas cerebrales mediante hallazgos imagenológicos los cuales fueron congruentes con estudios microbiológicos.


Summary Idiopathic CD4 T lymphocytopenia (ICL) is an unusual clinical syndrome characterized by a deficit of circulating CD4 + T cells in the absence of HIV infection or another immunosuppression condition. Patients with this disease may present asymptomatic or with opportunistic infections, the most frequent are cryptococcus, mycobacteria or viral such as herpes zoster. We present a case of a 32-year-old man with no prior disease, in whom retrovirus infection was discarded, with CD4 + T lymphocyte count less than 300 cells/m3; ICL was diagnosed after the diagnosis of brain cryptococomas by imaging findings which were consistent with microbiological studies.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Cryptococcosis , T-Lymphocytes , HIV Infections , HIV , Immunosuppression , Cryptococcus , Herpes Zoster , Lymphopenia
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878723

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Objective To analyze the CT characteristics of consolidation type of pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients,and thus improve the diagnosis of this disease. Methods A total of 20 cases with consolidation-type pulmonary cryptococcosis confirmed by pathological examinations were studied.Each patient underwent breath-hold multislice spiral CT,and 10 patients underwent contrast enhanced CT.The data including lesion number,lesion distribution,lesion density,performance of enhanced CT scan,accompanying signs,and prognosis were analyzed. Results The occurrence rates of single and multiple lesions were 80.0%(n=16)and 20.0%(n=4),respectively.In all the 16 multiple-lesion patients,the occurrence rate of unilateral lobar distribution was 56.0%(n=9).The 76 measurable lesions mainly presented subpleural distribution(71.1%,n=54)and lower pulmonary distribution(75.0%,n=57).A total of 39 lesions were detected in the 10 patients received contrast enhanced CT,in which 31 lesions(79.5%)showed homogeneous enhancement,34 lesions(87.2%)showed moderate enhancement,and all the lesions manifested angiogram sign.Consolidation lesions were accompanied by many CT signs,of which air bronchogram sign had the occurrence rate of 63.2%(n=48),including types Ⅲ(n =37)and Ⅳ(n=11).Other signs included halo signs(43/76,56.6%),vacuoles or cavities(9/76,11.8%),pleural thickening(14/20,70.0%),and pleural effusion(2/20,10.0%).After treatment,the lesions of 7 patients were basically absorbed and eventually existed in the form of fibrosis. Conclusions The lesions in the immunocompetent patients with consolidation type of pulmonary cryptococcosis usually occur in the lower lobe and close to the pleura,mainly presenting unilateral distribution.The CT angiogram signs,proximal air bronchogram signs,and halo signs are the main features of this disease,which contribute to the diagnosis.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Cryptococcosis/diagnostic imaging , Humans , Lung , Lung Diseases, Fungal/diagnostic imaging , Retrospective Studies , Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Rev. colomb. gastroenterol ; 35(4): 545-550, dic. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156339

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Resumen La enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal comprende la enfermedad de Crohn (EC) y la colitis ulcerativa (CU). Esta última es una patología crónica caracterizada por una inflamación difusa de la mucosa colónica, que afecta el recto y se extiende de forma proximal. Su curso clínico es intermitente, con exacerbaciones y remisiones. Su tratamiento, por lo general, es farmacológico, con corticoides, inmunomoduladores e inhibidor del factor de necrosis tumoral (anti tumor necrosis factor, TNF), los cuales causan un estado de inmunosupresión en el paciente, que puede asociarse en algunos casos a infecciones oportunistas. En la literatura se describe la aparición de la criptococosis pulmonar en pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH). En otros casos se asocia al tratamiento farmacológico de pacientes con EC, así como con otras infecciones oportunistas, tales como la tuberculosis y el herpes. Presentamos uno de los primeros casos de criptococosis pulmonar en un paciente con diagnóstico de colitis ulcerativa, quien recibió tratamiento escalonado con salicilatos, inmunomoduladores y terapia biológica. La infección fue documentada clínica, radiológica e histológicamente. El paciente recibió el tratamiento adecuado y presentó una evolución satisfactoria.


Abstract Inflammatory bowel disease comprises Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), the latter being a chronic disease characterized by diffuse inflammation of the colonic mucosa that affects the rectum and extends proximally. Its clinical course is intermittent with exacerbations and remissions and its treatment is generally pharmacological, with steroids, immunomodulators, and anti-tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF), which cause the patient to be in a state of immunosuppression associated, in some cases, with opportunistic infections. The literature describes the occurrence of pulmonary cryptococcosis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, in cases associated with drug treatment of patients with CD, as well as with other opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis and herpes. This is one of the first cases of pulmonary cryptococcosis reported in a patient diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, who received step therapy with salicylates, immunomodulators, and biological therapy. The infection was documented clinically, radiologically, and histologically. The patient received the appropriate treatment and had a satisfactory evolution.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Azathioprine , Therapeutics , Prednisolone , Colitis, Ulcerative , Cryptococcosis , Opportunistic Infections , Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , Crohn Disease , HIV , Immunosuppression
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Arq. ciências saúde UNIPAR ; 24(1): 3-7, jan-abr. 2020.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1095737

ABSTRACT

Criptococose é uma doença grave que afeta tanto imunocomprometidos quanto imunocompetentes, com isso analisar a virulência é fundamental para novas terapêuticas. Objetivo: Analisar a capacidade de virulência e susceptibilidade aos antifúngicos de Cryptococcus spp. isolados de líquor de pacientes de hospital do norte do Paraná. Métodos: A partir de dois isolados clínicos C. neoformans e C. gattii, realizou-se a confirmação da identificação. Para a virulência, avaliou-se o tamanho da cápsula, capacidade de sobrevivência após exposição a neutrófilos, produção de melanina e urease. No antifungigrama por difusão em disco utilizou-se: anfotericina B, cetoconazol, voriconazol, itraconazol e miconazol. Resultados: C. gattii destaca-se por maior desenvolvimento da cápsula além da melhor capacidade de sobreviver a fagocitose em relação ao C. neoformans. No antifungigrama, ambos os isolados se apresentam sensíveis às drogas estudadas. Conclusão: Esses achados contribuem para a compreensão das diferentes patogêneses entre C. gattii e C. neoformans.


Cryptococcosis is a serious disease that can affect both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals, thus the virulence analysis is fundamental for the development of new treatments. Objective: To analyze the virulence and susceptibility of Cryptococcus spp. isolated from cerebrospinal fluid of patients from a hospital in the north of Paraná. Methods: From two clinical isolates, C. neoformans and C. gattii were confirmed and identified. For virulence, capsule size, survival capacity after exposure to neutrophils, melanin production and urease were evaluated. In the disc-diffusion method, the following antifungals were used: amphotericin B, ketoconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole and miconazole Results: It was observed that C. gattii presents greater results for development of the capsule beside presenting the best ability to survive phagocytosis in relation to C. neoformans. In the disc-diffusion method, both isolates presented sensitivity to the studied drugs. Conclusion: These findings contribute to the understanding of the different pathogens between C. gattii and C. neoformans.


Subject(s)
Cryptococcosis/virology , Virulence Factors/analysis , Antifungal Agents/analysis , Phagocytosis , Urease/urine , Yeasts/virology , Capsules/analysis , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Amphotericin B/analysis , Itraconazole , Cryptococcus neoformans/virology , Agar/analysis , Cryptococcus gattii/virology , Voriconazole , Melanins/analysis , Miconazole , Neutrophils/virology
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Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(2): 124-128, abr. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1126098

ABSTRACT

Resumen Introducción: Las infecciones por levaduras del género Cryptococcus afectan principalmente a pacientes con déficit de la inmunidad mediada por células. Han sido escasos los estudios de sensibilidad realizados para este género en Chile. Objetivos: Determinar la sensibilidad in vitro de Cryptococcus sp a antifúngicos de uso habitual y evaluar la concordancia esencial entre sensibilidad determinada por microdilución en caldo y por difusión en agar con tiras comerciales. Materiales y Método: Estudio descriptivo de 21 cepas aisladas desde liquido céfalo-raquídeo y sangre. Las CIM50 y CIM90 para fluconazol, voriconazol y anfotericina B se determinaron por microdilución en caldo (Sensititre Yeast One®) y por difusión en agar con tiras comerciales (MIC Test Strips). Resultados: Todas las cepas correspondieron a C. neoformans. Los rangos de CIM50 y CIM90 para cada antifúngico estudiado fueron amplios por ambos métodos. La concordancia esencial entre microdilución y difusión en agar con tiras comerciales fue de 24, 62 y 29% para fluconazol, voriconazol y anfotericina B, respectivamente. Conclusiones: La prueba de Sensititre Yeast One® y la de difusión en agar con tiras comerciales, MIC Test Strips, tienen una pobre concordancia esencial para fluconazol y anfotericina B.


Abstract Background: Cryptococcus yeast infections primarily affect immunocompromised patients. There have been few susceptibility studies conducted for this genus in Chile. Aims: To determine the in vitro susceptibility to commonly used antifungals and evaluate the concordance between susceptibility determined by microdilution in broth and commercially available strips. Methods: Descriptive study of 21 Cryptococcus strains, isolated from cerebrospinal fluid and blood. The MIC50 and MIC90 for fluconazole, voriconazole and amphotericin B was determined by broth microdilution (Sensititre Yeast One®) and by commercial drug sensitivity strips (MIC Test Strips). Results: All strains corresponded to C. neoformans. The ranges of MIC50 and MIC90 for each antifungal studied were wide by both methods. The essential agreement between Sensititre Yeast One test and strips was 24, 62 and 29% for fluconazole, voriconazole and amphotericin B, respectively. Conclusions: The Sensititre Yeast One test and MIC Test Strips exhibited poor essential concordance, especially for fluconazole and amphotericin B.


Subject(s)
Humans , Cryptococcosis , Cryptococcus neoformans , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Fluconazole , Chile , Antifungal Agents
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Rev. am. med. respir ; 20(1): 89-91, mar. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1178766

ABSTRACT

La coinfección pulmonar por Cryptococcus neoformans y Mycobacterium tuberculosis es poco frecuente en pacientes inmunosuprimidos. El primer reporte de infección concomitante entre tuberculosis y criptococosis fue descripto en el año 19661. La criptococosis es la infección causada por un hongo del género Cryptococcus neoformans, que se divide en variedad gatti y neoformans. Existe evidencia de que la variedad neoformans está asociada a enfermedades debilitantes (enfermedad de Hodgkin, leucemias, linfomas, sarcoidosis, diabetes mellitus), inmunosupresión inducida por drogas (esteroides y citostáticos) y síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida. Los sitios anatómicos más afectados son el pulmón y el sistema nervioso central. Luego de la inhalación del hongo (asociado a deyecciones de aves), el mismo se anida en los sitios blanco con o sin diseminación hematógena posterior. La tuberculosis es una enfermedad proteiforme. Las manifestaciones clínicas y radiológicas pueden ser atípicas en pacientes inmunocomprometidos. Por lo tanto, su diagnóstico puede resultar incierto aún en áreas con alta prevalencia de infección. Presentamos un paciente con diagnóstico de linfoma en tratamiento citostático que desarrolla infección pulmonar concomitante por Cryptococcus neoformans y Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Subject(s)
Humans , Cryptococcosis , Tuberculosis , Immunosuppression , Cryptococcus neoformans , Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Diagn. tratamento ; 25(1): 20-24, jan.-mar. 2020. fig
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1099957

ABSTRACT

Contexto: Criptococcose é infecção causada pelo Cryptococcus neoformans que acomete predominantemente imunossuprimidos. A transmissão ocorre geralmente por inalação, atingindo inicialmente os pulmões, podendo se disseminar, chamada criptococose disseminada. Caso ocorra apenas lesões cutâneas, denomina-se criptococose cutânea primária. O presente relato visa demonstrar um caso de criptococose cutânea primária com lesão cutânea característica em paciente imunocompetente, condição raramente encontrada. Descrição do caso: Relata-se o caso de um paciente, idoso, morador em área rural, imunocompetente, que desenvolveu lesão compatível com criptococose cutânea primária. Discussão: O envolvimento cutâneo na criptococose disseminada ocorre em cerca de 10% dos casos, por sua vez, a criptococose cutânea primária é rara e controversa. Ambas ocorrem com maior frequência em pacientes imunocomprometidos, entretanto, em alguns casos, nenhuma depressão imune é encontrada. A criptococose cutânea primária se diferencia da criptococose disseminada por características clínicas e particularidades como idade, sexo e área de residência da população acometida. O tratamento depende da extensão do acometimento e do estado imunológico do paciente. Conclusão: Entidade rara, encontramos poucos casos semelhantes na literatura de criptococose cutânea primária em pacientes imunocompetentes.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Aged , Rural Population , Cryptococcosis , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Immunity
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 24(1): 7-12, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089323

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ABSTRACT Background: This study aims to explore the epidemiology, clinical profile and strain characteristics of cryptococcosis from 2013 to 2017 in a major teaching hospital in China. Methods: Trends in antifungal drug susceptibility of 217 consecutive non-repetitive cryptococcal isolates collected from patients of an university hospital in China were analyzed between 2013 and 2017. Of those, 98 isolates were conserved for identification by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequencing and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was used to designate molecular types. Clinical characteristics of the 98 patients with cryptococcosis during the period of 2013-2017 were retrospectively evaluated. Results: There was a trend for gradual increase in the MIC range of fluconazole was from 2013 to 2017. The conserved 98 clinical cryptococcal isolates included 97 C. neoformans and one C. gattii, and 90 (91.8%) isolates belonged to ST5 genotype VNI. Out of the 98 patients with cryptococcosis, 28 (28.6%) were HIV-infected and 32 (32.7%) had no underlying diseases. HIV-infected patients had higher mortality than HIV-uninfected patients (28.6% vs 14.3%, p = 0.147). Conclusions: Most of the patients with cryptococcosis were not HIV-infected in this study, while patients with HIV had a higher mortality. Reduced susceptibility to fluconazole was observed among C. neoformans isolates, most of them belonged to ST5 genotype VNI having an impact on the effective dose of fluconazole.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Cryptococcosis/microbiology , Cryptococcosis/epidemiology , Hospitals, University/statistics & numerical data , Time Factors , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , China/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Retrospective Studies , Statistics, Nonparametric , Cryptococcosis/drug therapy , Cryptococcus neoformans/isolation & purification , Cryptococcus neoformans/drug effects , Cryptococcus neoformans/genetics , Cryptococcus gattii/isolation & purification , Cryptococcus gattii/drug effects , Cryptococcus gattii/genetics , Multilocus Sequence Typing , Genotype , Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2859-2866, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877942

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The prevalence of asymptomatic cryptococcal antigenemia (ACA) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals has been observed to be elevated. The prevalence of ACA ranges from 1.3% to 13%, with different rates of prevalence in various regions of the world. We reviewed studies conducted internationally, and also referred to two established expert consensus guideline documents published in China, and we have concluded that Chinese HIV-infected patients should undergo cryptococcal antigen screening when CD4 T-cell counts fall below 200 cells/μL and that the recommended treatment regimen for these patients follow current World Health Organization guidelines, although it is likely that this recommendation may change in the future. Early screening and optimized preemptive treatment for ACA is likely to help decrease the incidence of cryptococcosis, and is lifesaving. Further studies are warranted to explore issues related to the optimal management of ACA.


Subject(s)
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections , CD4 Lymphocyte Count , China , Cryptococcosis/epidemiology , Cryptococcus , HIV Infections/complications , Humans , Meningitis, Cryptococcal
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20190422, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136889

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: The average annual incidence of cryptococcosis in Colombia is 0.23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the general population, and 1.1 cases per 1000 in inhabitants with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In addition, the causal fungus has been isolated from the environment, with serotypes A-B and C in different regions. This study aims to determine the genetic association between clinical and environmental isolates of C. neoformans/C. gattii in Colombia. METHODS: Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was used to identify possible clones, providing information about the epidemiology, ecology, and etiology of this pathogen in Colombia. RESULTS: A total of 110 strains, both clinical (n=61) and environmental (n=49), with 21 MLST sequence types (ST) of C. neoformans (n=14STs) and C. gattii (n=7STs) were identified. The STs which shared clinical and environmental isolate sources were grouped in different geographical categories; for C. neoformans, ST93 was identified in six departments, ST77 in five departments; and for C. gattii, ST25 was identified in three departments and ST79 in two. CONCLUSIONS: High genetic diversity was found in isolates of C. neoformans/gattii by MLST, suggesting the presence of environmental sources harboring strains which may be sources of infection for humans, especially in immunocompromised patients; these data contribute to the information available in the country on the distribution and molecular variability of C. neoformans and C. gattii isolates recovered in Colombia.


Subject(s)
Humans , Cryptococcosis , Cryptococcus neoformans , Cryptococcus gattii , Genetic Variation , Mycological Typing Techniques , Colombia , Multilocus Sequence Typing , Genotype
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Autops. Case Rep ; 10(3): e2020180, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1131840

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Hepatic cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus and iron overload can each independently predispose to cryptococcosis. Hereditary hemochromatosis leads to all three of these predispositions. This report is the case of a patient with chronic hepatitis B virus infection and cirrhosis, who had markedly elevated serum ferritin and 99% transferrin saturation, and developed a leukemoid reaction. Autopsy revealed disseminated cryptococcosis for which the leukemoid reaction was a clue and possible hereditary hemochromatosis of which elevated ferritin and transferrin saturation can be clues. Hereditary hemochromatosis is an important diagnosis clinicians should never miss because early treatment with phlebotomy can be life-saving. Disseminated cryptococcosis can be rapidly diagnosed with serum cryptococcal antigen test and is treatable.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Cryptococcosis/pathology , Hemochromatosis/pathology , Autopsy , Transferrin , Fatal Outcome , Iron Overload , Ferritins , Hepatitis , Liver Cirrhosis
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Rio de Janeiro; s.n; 2020. 90 p. ilus.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1178117

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As espécies Cryptococcus neoformans e Cryptococcus gatti representam patógenos fúngicos ambientais encapsulados que afetam não apenas indivíduos imunocomprometidos, mas também indivíduos aparentemente imunocompetentes. No Brasil, a criptococose permanece sendo uma das infecções fúngicas sistêmicas mais importantes. Em humanos, a fagocitose de Cryptococcus hipocapsular por macrófagos foi associada com longo prazo de sobrevida do paciente. Com base no papel fundamental da cápsula criptocócica na doença, analisamos a diversidade de estruturas capsulares em 23 isolados de excretas de pombos, coletados nos municípios de Boa Vista, Bonfim e Pacaraima, no estado de Roraima (Norte do Brasil). Todos os isolados foram identificados como C. neoformans (genótipo VNI) por espectrometria de massa MALDI-TOF. Através de uma combinação de microscopia de fluorescência, citometria de fluxo, ELISA e métodos espectrofotométricos, cada isolado foi fenotipicamente caracterizado, o que incluiu medidas de taxas de crescimento a 30 e 37ºC, pigmentação, tamanho do corpo celular, dimensões capsulares, reatividade sorológica, produção de urease e capacidade de secreção de glucuronoxilomanana (GXM), o principal componente capsular de C. neoformans. Foi também avaliada a sensibilidade aos antifúngicos fluconazol e AmB. Com exceção da melanização, uma grande diversidade foi observada considerando todos os parâmetros testados em nosso estudo. Vale ressaltar que isolados hiper e hipo produtores de GXM foram identificados, além de isolados com perfis de hiper e hiporreatividade com o anticorpo monoclonal reconhecedor do polissacarídeo.


As dimensões capsulares também foram altamente variáveis nos isolados analisados. A produção de GXM extracelular foi correlacionada positivamente com dimensões capsulares, atividade da urease e tamanho da célula. Inesperadamente, as concentrações de GXM não se correlacionaram com a reatividade sorológica com a cápsula criptocócica. Os testes de sensibilidade aos antifúngicos revelaram alta sensibilidade dos isolados frente a AmB. Foram observados valores de susceptibilidade superiores para o fluconazol (8.0 µg/mL) em dois isolados (151A1 e 176A1) em comparação com a cepa padrão H99 / ATCC 208821 (2.0 µg/mL). Estes resultados revelam uma alta diversidade na capacidade de C. neoformans ambientais em produzir componentes capsulares, o que pode afetar o curso da criptococose humana. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Cryptococcosis , Cryptococcus neoformans , Drug Resistance, Fungal , Drug Collateral Sensitivity
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(6): 744-746, Nov.-Dec. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1054899

ABSTRACT

Abstract This report describes a case of unusual deep skin ulcers with tortuous sinus tract formation in an immunocompetent woman. She was initially diagnosed with a Staphylococcus aureus skin infection and histopathologically diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum. However, culture from the deep end of ribbon gauze inserted into the subcutaneous sinus tract revealed shiny, light-yellow mucoid colonies, which were identified as Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii. She was treated with fluconazole for nine months and completely healed. Cryptococcosis is an opportunistic infection caused by variants of C. neoformans species. Cutaneous manifestations of cryptococcosis are quite divergent, rarely occurring as deep skin ulcers with sinus formation.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adult , Skin Ulcer/microbiology , Skin Ulcer/pathology , Cryptococcosis/pathology , Cryptococcus neoformans/isolation & purification , Dermatomycoses/pathology , Immunocompetence , Skin Ulcer/drug therapy , Fluconazole/therapeutic use , Immunocompromised Host , Cryptococcosis/microbiology , Cryptococcosis/drug therapy , Dermatomycoses/microbiology , Dermatomycoses/drug therapy , Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use
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Rev. chil. infectol ; 36(5): 656-662, oct. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058092

ABSTRACT

Resumen La criptococosis es una micosis sistémica producida por un hongo levaduriforme encapsulado denominado Cryptococcus neoformans. Es una enfermedad universal, que ocurre con mayor frecuencia en pacientes inmunocomprometidos, manifestándose principalmente como una enfermedad diseminada con compromiso meníngeo o pulmonar. Sin embargo, la osteomielitis ocurre solo en 5-10% de los casos, siendo el compromiso vertebral el más frecuente. Presentamos un caso de criptococosis vertebral aislada y una búsqueda bibliográfica sobre el tema. Se recomienda realizar una terapia antifúngica de inducción intravenosa y continuar con una fase de consolidación, vía oral, de duración variable. La indicación quirúrgica se considera en lesiones que comprometen la estabilidad vertebral y aquellas que presentan un compromiso neurológico, producen deformidad y para reducir el inóculo infeccioso.


Cryptococcosis is an infectious disease caused by a ubiquitous encapsulated yeast called Cryptococcus neoformans, it is usually associated with immunosuppressed patients. Osteomyelitis occurs in 5-10%, the spine involvement is one of the most reported. The purpose of this work is to present a case of isolated vertebral cryptococcosis and detail the results of a literature review. The treatment protocol is not yet established but it is recommended to start with aggressive intravenous therapy and continue with a suppressive treatment orally during a variable time. Surgical indication is considered in lesions that affect the spinal stability, deformity or neurological compromise and for local infectious control.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Aged , Osteomyelitis/microbiology , Osteomyelitis/pathology , Spinal Diseases/microbiology , Spinal Diseases/pathology , Cryptococcosis/pathology , Osteomyelitis/diagnostic imaging , Spinal Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Biopsy , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Cryptococcosis/diagnostic imaging , Cryptococcus/isolation & purification
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781652

ABSTRACT

Pulmonary cryptococcosis(PC)is a fungal infection that can be easily misdiagnosed due to its non-specific clinical features and imaging findings.This article reviews the imaging findings of PC,their relationships with pathology and immune status,and differential diagnosis of PC with other disease,so as to improve the clinical management of PC.


Subject(s)
Cryptococcosis , Diagnosis, Differential , Humans , Lung Diseases, Fungal , Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 52: e20180419, 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-990432

ABSTRACT

Abstract We report the first case of cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus decagattii in an immunocompetent pediatric patient from an indigenous community in Argentina with a successful outcome. Two isolates (blood, cerebrospinal fluid) were genotyped by restriction fragment length polymorphism of the orotidine monophosphate pyrophosphorylase (URA5) gene as VGIV and identified by multi-locus sequence typing as C. decagattii. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry identification indicated genotype VGIII. The minimum inhibitory concentration of amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, and voriconazole was determined (cerebrospinal fluid: 0.25, 16, 0.12, and 0.12, blood: 0.25, 4, 0.12, and 0.06, respectively, all in mg/L).


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Child , Cryptococcosis/microbiology , Cryptococcus/genetics , Argentina , Cryptococcosis/diagnosis , Cryptococcus/isolation & purification , Cryptococcus/classification , Multilocus Sequence Typing , Genotype
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Rev. méd. Panamá ; 39(3): 111-112, 2019.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1100439

ABSTRACT

Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino VIH positivo con historia de cefalea y rigidez nucal. Dada su condición clínica el paciente es hospitalizado en sala. La radiografía de tórax es normal y se realiza tomografía de tórax de alta resolución debido a la historia clínica de VIH encontrándose un nódulo pulmonar solitario en el pulmón derecho con márgenes irregulares al cual se realiza biopsia dirigida por tomografía resultando un diagnóstico de micosis pulmonar.


A case of a positive VHI male patient with a history of headache and nuchal stiffness is reported. Gi­ven his clinical condition, the patient is hospitalized in the emergency room. The chest x­ray is nor­mal and a high­resolution chest tomography is performed due to the clinical history of HIV, finding a solitary pulmonary nodule in the right lung with irregular margins to which a biopsy directed by tomo­graphy is performed, resulting in a diagnosis of pulmonary mycosis.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adolescent , HIV , Solitary Pulmonary Nodule/diagnosis , Cryptococcosis/diagnosis , Bacterial Physiological Phenomena/immunology , Headache/diagnosis , Muscle Rigidity
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 52: e20180194, 2019.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1041522

ABSTRACT

Abstract INTRODUCTION Cryptococcosis is the second most frequent cause of opportunistic infections in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients in Colombia. We aimed to determine the prevalence of cryptococcosis in the Colombian department of Atlántico. METHODS An active search for cryptococcosis cases was conducted between 2015 and 2017 in health institutions by distributing surveys to clinicians and characterizing samples phenotypically and genotypically. RESULTS Thirty-eight cryptococcosis cases were identified (81.6% men, 76.3% HIV patients). The calculated annual prevalence was 5.08/1 million inhabitants. Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii VNI was isolated in 34 cases. CONCLUSIONS These results provide the basis for passive surveillance of cryptococcosis.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Cryptococcosis/epidemiology , Phenotype , Prevalence , Colombia/epidemiology , Cryptococcosis/microbiology , Cryptococcus neoformans/isolation & purification , Cryptococcus gattii/isolation & purification , Molecular Typing , Genotype , Middle Aged
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