Cases are occasionally observed in the routine practice of the physician which are typical from the clinical standpoint but in which the laboratory findings are distinctly novel. Such cases are probably more frequent than a perusal of the medical literature would indicate, and they are therefore worth reporting.
The following is a report, with laboratory findings, of a case in which the condition appeared clinically to be bronchopneumonia but in which Cryptococcus was isolated and none of the well known incitants of pneumonitis were present.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—H. P., a boy aged 10 years and 8 months, was well nourished and healthy. He had had measles, whooping cough, chickenpox and scarlet fever before he was 8 years old; his tonsils had been removed when he was 7, and he had had lobar pneumonia of six days' duration when he was 8, in 1933.Clinical Course.—On Dec.