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    Disseminated cryptococcosis with cutaneous involvement in an immunocompetent patient.

    An Bras Dermatol 2016 Nov-Dec;91(6):832-834
    Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) - Campo Grande (MS), Brasil.
    Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection of opportunistic behavior that is unusual in immunocompetent patients. We report a rare case of disseminated cryptococcosis with cutaneous involvement in an immunocompetent individual. During hospitalization, Cryptococcus gattii was isolated from skin lesions, lung and spinal fluid. The diagnosis of disseminated cryptococcosis was confirmed and treatment was established. The patient showed improvement. Due to the probable clinical severity of the disease and the possibility that skin lesions may be the first manifestation of this illness, prompt diagnosis must be established and treatment provided.
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