Korean J Dermatol.  2002 Mar;40(3):300-303.

Three Cases of Cryptococcosis with Cutaneous Manifestations

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea. yhwon@chonnam.ac.kr

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is the infection caused by the encapsulated yeast Cryptococcosis neoformans. Cutaneous manifestation can develop as a result of the dissemination from pulmonary lesion or, rarely, through inoculation. They have variable morphologies, including papules or pustules, nodules, eczematoid plaques, ulcers, cellulitis, purpura and cold abscess. The authors experienced one case of disseminated cryptacoccosis by multiple papules and two cases of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis manifested by ulcerative lesions. We present 3 cases of cryptococcosis with cutaneous manifestations with review of literatures, especially in point of clinical manifestations.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Cutaneous manifestation

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Cellulitis
Cryptococcosis*
Purpura
Ulcer
Yeasts
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