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Fatal Disseminated Cryptococcus Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient

Reza Hashemi 1 , Alireza Majidi 2 , * , Ali Tabatabaey 2 and Hassan Motamed 3
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1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: June 30, 2014, 9 (3); e20246
  • Published Online: June 25, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: October 12, 2013
  • Accepted: February 26, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.20246

To Cite: Hashemi R, Majidi A, Tabatabaey A, Motamed H. Fatal Disseminated Cryptococcus Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2014 ; 9(3):e20246. doi: 10.5812/archcid.20246.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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