The mode of cryptococcal transmission to humans is believed to be through inhalation of aerosolized droppings, which cause asymptomatic pulmonary granulomata in immunocompetent patients. Extrapulmonary infections have been associated with various immunocompromised states, and these infections are relatively rare in immunocompetent patients. In general, cryptococcal sinus infections are treated with surgical intervention and administration of systemic antifungal agents. However, there is doubt that systemic antifungal agents are necessary in immunocompetent patients with no complications. We report an otherwise healthy woman with cryptococcosis of the nasal cavity who was treated surgically without systemic antifungal agents.
Keywords: Antifungal agent, Cryptococcosis, Nasal cavity.
How to cite this article: Park SK, Kim DH. An Immunocompetent Patient with Isolated Cryptococcosis of the Nasal Cavity: Surgical Treatment without Systemic Antifungal Agents. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017;10(1):36-38.
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