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Disseminated cryptococcosis after H3N2 influenza in an immunocompetent child
  • Huan Cao,
  • Han Huang,
  • Qianqian He
Huan Cao
Children's Hospital Affiliated of Zhengzhou University

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Han Huang
Children's Hospital Affiliated of Zhengzhou University
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Qianqian He
Children's Hospital Affiliated of Zhengzhou University
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A previous study has reported cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in a previously healthy adult affected with H1N1 influenza. Here, we report cryptococcosis occurred in a previously healthy child with H3N2-influenza, which further suggests a potential association between cryptococcosis and influenza viral infection. In this case, a 5-year-old girl presented with fever and cough was admitted to our hospital with positive test for H3N2 influenza and pulmonary infiltration by chest CT scan. After antibiotic regimens, the clinical symptoms were not improved at all. Her bone marrow culture proved Cryptococcus infection. Following treatments with amphotericin B liposome and flucytosine, her body temperature returned to normal. Pulmonary infection was completely absorbed following oral fluconazole treatment for 6 mon.
19 Feb 2022Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
28 Feb 2022Submission Checks Completed
28 Feb 2022Assigned to Editor
05 Mar 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Apr 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Apr 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
17 Feb 20231st Revision Received
26 Feb 2023Submission Checks Completed
26 Feb 2023Assigned to Editor
26 Feb 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Feb 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned