J Mycol Med 2015 Jun 8;25(2):163-8. Epub 2015 May 8.
Service de dermatologie, faculté de médecine et de pharmacie, université Cadi Ayyad, hôpital Errazi, CHU Mohamed VI, 40000 Marrakech, Maroc.
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J Mycol Med 2017 Sep 31;27(3):421-424. Epub 2017 May 31.
Lab. Micologia Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Pascal 36, 20133, Milano, Italy. Electronic address:
Cryptococcosis is a potentially fatal fungal disease caused by the basidiomycetes yeasts Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii with high predilection to invade the central nervous system mainly in immunocompromised hosts. Skin can be secondarily involved in disseminated infection or be exceptionally involved as primary cutaneous infection by inoculation with contaminated materials. Read More
Indian J Med Microbiol 2006 Jul;24(3):228-30
Department of Microbiology, Grant Medical College and Sir J J Group of Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, India.
Cutaneous infections is observed in 15% of patients with disseminated cryptococcosis with AIDS. We present here a case of a 34 years old female with AIDS. She presented with multiple skin coloured umbilicated over face, neck, trunk and limbs, which mimicked molluscum contagiosum and kaposi sarcoma. Read More
J Mycol Med 2014 Dec;24(4):e185-8
Service de dermatologie et de vénérologie, CHU Yalgado, Ouédraogo, Burkina Faso.
Unlabelled: Cutaneous cryptococcosis is an uncommon aetiology of chronic facial ulceration but which may be associated to a potentially lethal focus of cryptococcosis.
Observation: A 35-year-old AIDS patient under antiretroviral therapy, presented with a chronic facial ulceration. Histopathological examination of a biopsy of the facial ulceration showed an inflammatory granuloma and masses of yeasts. Read More
Scand J Infect Dis 2001 ;33(3):234-5
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Chongno-Gu, South Korea.
Disseminated cryptococcosis is a life-threatening infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and cutaneous dissemination occurs in 10-15% of patients. We report a case of a 49-y-old leukemic patient with disseminated cryptococcosis who presented with fever, headache, normal cerebrospinal fluid profile and multiple skin lesions mimicking molluscum contagiosum. Read More