J Korean Soc Surg Hand.  2017 Sep;22(3):208-213. 10.12790/jkssh.2017.22.3.208.

Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Caused by Intravenous Line in Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea. radiorth@ynu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by Cryptococ cus neoformans which is frequently occurred in the immunosuppressed host. The treatment of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis is mainly fluconazole, and the prognosis is relatively good. We report a case of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis due to intravenous line on the left forearm after lumbar stenosis surgery in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, who finally underwent second, fourth, and fifth ray amputation.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Intravenous injection; Fluconazole; Amputation; Surgical flap

MeSH Terms

Amputation
Arthritis, Rheumatoid*
Constriction, Pathologic
Cryptococcosis*
Fluconazole
Forearm
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Injections, Intravenous
Prognosis
Surgical Flaps
Fluconazole
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