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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

HANI, Albis Cecilia; VARGAS, Rómulo; CONCHA, Alejandro  and  COSTA, Valeria Atenea. Esophageal Gastroduodenal Cryptococcosis: A Case Report. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.3, pp.296-302. ISSN 0120-9957.

There are very few patients, whether they are immunocompromised or not, with their gastrointestinal tracts compromised by Cryptococcus neoformans. This is true for both local manifestations as an isolated disease and for the disseminated disease of cryptococcoma. We report a case of cryptococcosis with esophageal, gastric and duodenal compromise in a patient diagnosed with Category 3 AIDS. To our knowledge after a search of the literature, this is the only reported case in Colombia and Latin America.

Keywords : Digestive Cryptococcosis; Cryptococcus neoformans; esophageal gastrointestinal involvement; HIV/AIDS.

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