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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 347403, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/347403
Case Report

Abdominal Lymphonodular Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Child

1Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
2Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
3Histopathology, Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Received 3 August 2015; Revised 15 October 2015; Accepted 26 October 2015

Academic Editor: Maria Moschovi

Copyright © 2015 Mehjabeen Zaidi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We describe our experience with an apparently immunocompetent child presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin without focal signs. Investigations revealed lymphadenopathy at lung hila, mesentery, and porta hepatis. The child had received at least two months of empiric antituberculous therapy (ATT) before she came to us. A CT-guided biopsy revealed granulomatous inflammation. PAS stain showed yeasts which stained blue with Alcian blue, suggesting C. neoformans.