Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE SERIES
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139--141

Cryptococcosis with tuberculosis: Overlooked coinfections


Christina S Suresh1, Marilyn M Ninan1, Anand Zachariah2, Joy S Michael1 
1 Department of Clinical Microbiology, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medicine, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Marilyn M Ninan
Department of Clinical Microbiology, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India

Tuberculosis and cryptococcosis are important opportunistic pathogens causing significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals. Concurrent infections of these two agents are rarely reported. We report five cases of culture-proven coinfection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Cryptococcus neoformans during inpatient admission at a tertiary care hospital in southern India between 2007 and 2019. Four patients were persons living with HIV infection and one was on immune suppression for chronic renal disease. Maintaining a high degree of clinical suspicion will ensure early diagnosis and appropriate management of coinfections in the immunocompromised individual.


How to cite this article:
Suresh CS, Ninan MM, Zachariah A, Michael JS. Cryptococcosis with tuberculosis: Overlooked coinfections.J Global Infect Dis 2021;13:139-141


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Suresh CS, Ninan MM, Zachariah A, Michael JS. Cryptococcosis with tuberculosis: Overlooked coinfections. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 29 ];13:139-141
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