Cryptococcus in the Urine: We may not See it But it is Frequently there.
|Jose Antonio Tesser Polonia1*, Liane N. Rotta2 and Alessandro C Pasqualottoa1|
|1Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|2Universidade Federal de Ciencias da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Corresponding Author :||Jose Antonio Tesser Poloni
Rua Riveira 280/803, Porto Alegre–RS
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received April 18, 2015; Accepted April 20, 2015; Published April 22, 2015|
|Citation: Polonia JAT, Rotta LN, Pasqualottoa AC (2015) Cryptococcus in the Urine: We may not See it But it is Frequently there. J Clin Case Rep 5:i108. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000i108|
|Copyright: © 2015 Polonia JAT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
A 57-year-old man kidney transplant recipient was admitted to the hospital for severe headache and respiratory symptoms. During routine urinalysis, yeasts were seen in the urine sediment and these were regarded as probable Candida species. Since the laboratory was informed by the attending clinician that the patient was immunosuppressed, urine was stained with China ink and revealed the presence of budding yeast-like capsular organisms, consistent with Cryptococcus sp.