[Chronic pulmonary cryptococcosis. A case contribution for diagnosis of cryptococcosis in man from a pathologic-anatomic viewpoint].Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1981 Aug 14; 106(33):1035-7.DM
Routine use of differential nutrients for isolating cryptococcus neoformans (Staib-Agar) during post-mortem examination revealed previously unsuspected chronic pulmonary cryptococcosis in a 64-year-old woman. Cause of recurrent pleural effusions over three years were probably sub-pleural cryptococcomas. In on-target and specific search for the cryptococcosis pathogen, the lung deserves special attention as a probable gateway.