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Soft tissue cryptoccosis diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.


Teresa Ribas Ariño, Inmaculada Matanzas García, Santos Salas Valién, Asunción González Morán.

Pathology Department. Hospital de León. León. Spain.

Address: Altos de Nava s/n.
224080 León. Spain

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We report a 32 years old woman, HIV positive, that comes to outpatient´s clinic with a 30 x 30 mm right supraclavicular swelling, apparently without relationships with lymphoid structures. He had a acceptable general status and thorax X-ray films showed no abnormalities.
Fine needle aspiration cytology was performed and necrotic material was yielded. This material showed multiple round or budding spores, that were identified with Giemsa, Papanicolau, PAS and Grocott stains. The amount of material obtained didn´t allow any other stain.
The patients was started on Fluconazol, and after six months of the diagnosis, he has not developed systemic illness.

Key Words: Cryptococcus neoformans, Fine needle Aspiration, Soft tissue

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