Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi
Online ISSN : 1349-7693
Print ISSN : 0446-6586
Case report
A case of hepatic cryptococcosis complicated by adult T-cell leukemia
Toshiyuki SUZUKIYasunori ICHIKITakashi KAMIHIRAMai AKAMINEMasahiro IIDAKazuhiro OGAWAKiyoshi FUJISAWA
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2015 Volume 112 Issue 12 Pages 2168-2175

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A woman in her 80s was admitted to our hospital on account of jaundice, abnormal liver function tests, and leukocytosis. She was diagnosed with adult T-cell leukemia on the basis of the presence of anti-human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) and the results of flow cytometric analysis of peripheral blood. She also showed lung consolidation and cavitation, and a sputum smear and culture revealed cryptococcal infection. Therefore, she was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis. However, the cause of the abnormal liver function tests and jaundice remained unclear, and the patient subsequently died. On autopsy, multiple granulomas were observed throughout the liver, consistent with cryptococcal bodies. Herein we report this rare case of hepatic cryptococcosis with predominant hepatobiliary complaints.

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