Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

PICTORIAL EDUCATION
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63--64

Cryptococcal osteomyelitis in the ribs


Somika Sethi 
 Department of Pathology, Senior Resident, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Subimal Roy, Pathology, Senior Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi - 110 060, India

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Somika Sethi
Department of Pathology, Senior Resident, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Subimal Roy, Pathology, Senior Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi - 110 060
India

Isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis, in an immunocompetent, is rare and only a few cases have been reported in literature. We present the case of a 30-year-old man presented with pain on the left side of chest with fever and gradually increasing swelling in left lateral lower aspect of chest. Investigation revealed a lytic lesion in the anterior end of left 6 th rib with normal CD4 count. He was tested negative for HIV antigen. Excision of the sixth rib, morphologically revealed cryptococcal osteomyelitis and the patient was given anti-fungal treatment for six months.


How to cite this article:
Sethi S. Cryptococcal osteomyelitis in the ribs.J Global Infect Dis 2010;2:63-64


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Sethi S. Cryptococcal osteomyelitis in the ribs. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Feb 29 ];2:63-64
Available from: http://www.jgid.org/article.asp?issn=0974-777X;year=2010;volume=2;issue=1;spage=63;epage=64;aulast=Sethi;type=0