Case Report: PDF OnlyPrimary Pulmonary Cryptococcosis Presenting as Endobronchial Tumor with Left Upper Lobe CollapseChang, Ying-Shan1; Chou, Kuo-Chih1, *; Wang, Po-Chien1; Chen, Chung-Hwa1; Yang, Hsiao-BaiaAuthor Information 1Department of Internal Medicine, Ton-Yen General Hospital, Chupei, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. aDepartment of Pathology, Ton-Yen General Hospital, Chupei, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. *Correspondence to: Dr. Kuo-Chih Chou, Department of Internal Medicine, Ton-Yen General Hospital, 69 Second Hsien-Chen Road, Chupei, Hsinchu 302, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Received: August 11, 2003 • Accepted: June 1, 2004 Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: January 2005 - Volume 68 - Issue 1 - p 33-36 doi: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70129-7 Metrics Abstract Primary pulmonary cryptococcosis is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms and radiologic findings are non-specific. Further, pulmonary cryptococcal infections are extremely rare in individuals with normal immunity. This case report describes a case of primary pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent individual who presented with left upper lobe collapse due to endobronchial occlusion. © 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.