Cryptococcemia in an elderly woman with retroperitoneal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after rituximab-containing chemotherapy

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Abstract

Cryptococcemia is a bloodstream fungal infection caused by encapsulated yeasts of Cryptococcus neoformans. We reported an 88-year-old woman in whom C. neoformans colonies of smooth and mucoid phenotypes were sequentially cultured from the blood during treatment of retroperitoneal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma using rituximab-containing chemotherapy. The most likely cause was disease progression of pulmonary cryptococcoma. She was successfully treated with optimal antifungal therapy.

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Cheng, M. W., Wu, A. Y. J., Liu, C. P., Lim, K. H., Weng, S. L., & Tseng, H. K. (2016). Cryptococcemia in an elderly woman with retroperitoneal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after rituximab-containing chemotherapy. International Journal of Gerontology, 10(2), 112–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijge.2015.02.005

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