Medical and Clinical Research: Open Access

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Cryptococcus Pneumonia Masquerading as Primary Lung Cancer

Sweidan AJ, Bota PG, Longoria J.

Cryptococcus pneumonia (CP) is recognized as an opportunistic infection in immunocompromised individuals. However, it can afflict those that are immunocompetent. We describe a case of CP that presented as a large mass in the chest that was thought to be primary lung cancer. We then provide a brief literary review of CP in immunocompetent hosts.

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