eISSN: 2345-4202  
J Nephropharmacol. 2017;6(1):27-29.
PMID: 28197527
PMCID: PMC5295655

Case Report

Laryngeal cryptococcus: a rare cause of hoarseness in renal allograft recipient

Jashan Sandhu 1, Jasvinder Singh Sandhu 1 * , Harpreet Kaur Puri 1, Manish Munjal 1

1 Department of Nephrology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author: Professor Jasvinder Singh Sandhu, Email: jsandhu@dataone.in, Email: jsandhu217@gmail.com

Abstract

Cryptococcosis commonly involves central nervous system and lungs in organ transplant recipients. Isolated laryngeal infection is extremely rare. We report a rare case of cryptococcus in a renal allograft recipient that clinically presented with hoarseness of voice and mimicked laryngeal carcinoma on examination.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Cryptococcosis commonly involves central nervous system and lungs in organ transplant recipients. Isolated laryngeal infection is extremely rare. This is a rare case of cryptococcus in a renal allograft recipient that clinically presented with hoarseness of voice and mimicked laryngeal carcinoma on examination.

Please cite this paper as: Sandhu J, Sandhu JS, Kaur Puri H, Munjal M. Laryngeal cryptococcus: a rare cause of hoarseness in renal allograft recipient. J Nephropharmacol. 2017;6(1):27-29.

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