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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-117

Detection of cryptococcosis in peripheral blood smear: A case report


1 Department of Pathology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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Bhavna Nayal
Department of Pathology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.91158

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Disseminated cryptococcosis is usually detected by cytological examination of fluids and histopathological examination of tissues and confirmed by fungal cultures. Here we report a case of unusual presence of cryptococcal organism engulfed by neutrophils and monocytes in the peripheral smear.


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