Cryptococcal sepsis diagnosed by bone marrow examination

Omar A. Abdul-Rahman, Hannah Gay, Elizabeth Caldwell, Gail C. Megason

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Disseminated cryptococcal disease is often associated with immunodeficient states. The diagnosis is usually made using standard antigen tests on serum and cerebrospinal fluid in patients with known immunodeficiency. Often, blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultures also yield Cryptococcus neoformans. The authors describe a child whose diagnosis remained elusive until a bone marrow aspiration, performed as part of an evaluation for suspected neoplasm, revealed the offending organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Fungal sepsis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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