Cutaneous Cryptococcus in an elderly woman with chronic essential dermatitis

Sonia Badreshia, Stacy Klepeiss, Mike Ioffreda, Jeffrey Miller, David R. Adams, Christine Mackley

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Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans is a common cause of life-threatening infection. Cutaneous manifestations of Cryptococcus can be primary or secondary, most commonly from immunosuppression. With the global emergence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), incidence of cryptococcos is increasing and now represents a major life-threatening fungal infection in these patients. Nonspecific lesions may cause misdiagnosis. Disseminated Cryptococcus requires early clinical diagnosis and effective management to decrease mortality. We review a case of cutaneous Cryptococcus as a complication of chronic essential dermatitis treated with long-term immunosuppressive agents and discuss updated guidelines on the treatment of Cryptococcus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalCutis
Volume78
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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