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Indian J Nucl Med. 2017 Oct-Dec;32(4):377-379. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_75_17.

Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography in Disseminated Cryptococcosis.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


Disseminated cryptococcosis without pulmonary involvement is a very rare phenomenon. Patterns of organ involvement in cryptococcosis resemble various other infective conditions as well as malignant conditions on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography. We present a case of a 43-year-old male patient who had disseminated cryptococcosis. The rarity of the case being noninvolvement of lungs and meninges and resembling more like lymphoma due to the diffuse involvement of the lymph nodes on both sides of the diaphragm.


Cryptococcosis; fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography–computed tomography; lymphoma

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