• Pulmonary cryptococcosis occurred in two patients with Cushing's syndrome, both of whom were successfully treated with amphotericin B and flucytosine. Excessive endogenous production of corticosteroids may have predisposed these patients to the development of opportunistic infection. Persons with Cushing's syndrome and a pulmonary infiltrate should be examined for infection with Cryptococcus neoformans In addition to an examination for ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone production.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:2179-2180)
Kramer M, Corrado ML, Bacci V, Carter AC, Landesman SH. Pulmonary Cryptococcosis and Cushing's Syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(11):2179–2180. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350110169033
Artificial Intelligence Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.