First case of feline cryptococcosis in Hong Kong, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
Journal / PublicationMedical Mycology Case Reports
Online published19 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020



A nine-year-old domestic short hair cat was presented for a nasal planum mass, nasal discharge, hyporexia and weight loss. On physical examination nasal proliferative and ulcerative lesions and submandibular lymphadenopathy were identified. Cytology, histopathology, fungal culture, antigen serology and MALDI-TOF confirmed cryptococcal rhinitis with regional mandibular lymph node involvement due to Cryptococcus neoformans infection. This is the first reported case of cryptococcosis in a feline patient in Hong Kong.

Research Area(s)

  • Azole therapy, Basidiomycetous fungi, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histopathology, Lymphadenopathy

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