Cryptococcal Lymphadenitis in HIV: A Chance Diagnosis by FNAC

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Cryptococcosis is a life threatening, opportunistic fungal disease in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individual. Lymph node involvement as a presenting feature in Cryptococcosis is not a common manifestation. A prompt diagnosis is of utmost importance in this disseminated form of cryptococcosis. There are very few reports, however, of cryptococcal lymphadenitis as a presenting feature. We report here a case of cryptococcal lymphadenitis that was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology of the involved cervical lymph node.

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