Korean J Dermatol.  1990 Apr;28(2):216-221.

Two Cases of Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis

Abstract

We report two cases of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis that is a very rare disease. One patient was a 45 year-old female, who had had an erythematous hard nodule on dorsum of right wrist for ten months, The other patient was a 53-year-old male, who had had itching and burning erythematous rashes on left auricle for ten months. Histopathologic examination showed typical spores with capsules, Other physical examination and laboratory findings were within nomal limit. Our patients were successfully treated with excision and combination of amphotericin B and 5-fluoro-cytosine.

Keyword

Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis

MeSH Terms

Amphotericin B
Burns
Capsules
Cryptococcosis*
Exanthema
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Physical Examination
Pruritus
Rare Diseases
Spores
Wrist
Amphotericin B
Capsules
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