Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pneumonia Cryptococcal Symptoms

The symptoms of cryptococcal infection depend on the location of the infection.

Symptoms of cryptococcal infection of the lung include:

Symptoms of cryptococcal meningitis or encephalitis include:

Skin lesions are present in less than 10% of patients with cryptococcal infection. The presence of skin lesions generally indicates a widespread infection.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pneumonia Cryptococcal References
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