Ann Dermatol.  2014 Apr;26(2):273-275. 10.5021/ad.2014.26.2.273.

Disseminated Cryptococcosis with Widespread Necrotizing Fasciitis and Cryptococcemia Occurring in an Immunosuppressed Patient

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of the General Hospital of People's Liberation Army of China, Beijing, China. lifeng5586@163.com

Abstract

No abstract available.


MeSH Terms

Cryptococcosis*
Fasciitis, Necrotizing*
Humans

Figure

  • Fig. 1 Black necrotic skin, bare subcutaneous tissue and multiple abscesses on right leg.

  • Fig. 2 (A) H&E staining of the subcutaneous tissue (%400). (B) Periodic acid-schiff staining of the yeast cells in subcutaneous tissue (%400). (C) Electron microscope image of encapsulated cells of Cryptococcus neoformans (%5,000).


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