Tuberc Respir Dis.  2008 Dec;65(6):527-531.

A Case of Disseminated Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Accompanied by Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Hospital, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. sjkim@kuh.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Konkuk University Hospital, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Although disseminated cryptococcosis occurs most commonly in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, it can occur in immune competent persons. There are no case reports of disseminated cutaneous crytpcoccosis associated with pulmonary tuberculosis in Korea. A 71-year-old female presented with fever and multiple cutaneous nodules. She was finally diagnosed with disseminated cutaneous cryptococcosis accompanied by pulmonary tuberculosis, and was treated successfully with anti-tuberculous medication and fluconazole. She had no apparent predisposing conditions for systemic cryptococcosis. We report this case with a review of the relevant literature.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Tuberculosis

MeSH Terms

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Cryptococcosis
Female
Fever
Fluconazole
HIV
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Korea
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Fluconazole
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