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Pulmonary cryptococcosis mimicking solitary lung cancer in an immunocompetent patient
  1. E-T Chang1,
  2. A H Wang3,
  3. C-B Lin1,
  4. J-J Lee1,
  5. S-H Liu2
  1. 1
    Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, ROC
  2. 2
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, ROC
  3. 3
    Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Dr C-B Lin, 707, Sec. 3 Chung-Yang Rd, Hualien, Taiwan 970, ROC; evan7622{at}

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A 48-year-old Chinese male henhouse keeper was admitted with dyspnoea. A plain chest radiograph and CT scan indicated a solitary right lung mass with invasion to the trachea (fig 1A and B). Positron emission tomography with 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG-PET) showed accumulation …

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