Pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients: HRCT characteristics

Sadayuki Murayama, Shuji Sakai, Hiroyasu Soeda, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Kouji Masuda, Hiromasa Inoue, Hideyuki Watanabe, Yoshitomo Matsuo

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We analyzed the high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings of cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients. The predominant manifestations were multiple nodules (n=6) and a single nodule (n=7). Regarding the pattern of multiple nodules, two cases of cavities or necrosis, four cases of surrounding centrilobular micronodules and five cases of "acinar" nodules were seen. No "tree-in-bud" appearance was detected. Five of seven cases of a single nodule were classified as polygonal, and two of them were round. Two cases accompanied micronodules and one case cavitation. Although no "tree-in-bud" appearance was observed, pulmonary cryptococcosis mimics tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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