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Cytology: a diagnostic modality in cryptococcal lymphadenitis

Pooja Srivastava, Kusum Gupta, Rashmi Arora


Cryptococcosis is a common, life-threatening, opportunistic, fungal disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals. A prompt diagnosis is of utmost importance because disseminated cryptococcal infection is life-threatening. Different organs can be involved, but involvement of lymph node is a rare feature. We here present a case of cryptococcal lymphadenitis diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology.


Cryptococcus; Cytology; Lymphadenitis; Fungus;

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