An Bras Dermatol 2016 Nov-Dec;91(6):832-834
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) - Campo Grande (MS), Brasil.
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Mycopathologia 2006 Apr;161(4):235-8
Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
Cutaneous cryptococcosis caused by C. gattii, in immunocompent patients is a rare manifestation of disease, and may be one of the first manifestations of disseminated cryptococcosis. We report a case of disseminated cryptococcosis caused by Cryptococcus gattii presenting as cutaneous lesions in an immunocompetent patient. Read More
An Bras Dermatol 2017 ;92(5 Suppl 1):69-72
Department of Pathology, Escola Paulista de Medicina - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP) - São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
Cryptococcosis is a common fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, caused by genus Cryptococcus, presenting with meningitis, pneumonia, and skin lesions. Cutaneous presentation can be varied, but specifically in solid organ transplant recipients (iatrogenically immunocompromised), cryptococcosis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of cellulitis-like lesions, since the delay in diagnosis leads to worse prognosis and fatal outcome. We report four cases of cryptococcosis with cutaneous manifestation not only for its rarity, but also to emphasize the important role of the dermatologist in the diagnosis of this disease. Read More
Mycoses 2001 May;44(3-4):113-4
A 50-year-old Indian housewife presented with multiple cutaneous lesions over the upper back, thigh and both the extremities, which first appeared 5 months previously. The diagnosis of disseminated cutaneous cryptococcosis was made on the basis of the demonstration and isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from the aspirated pus and skin biopsy. A serological test for HIV antibodies was negative. Read More
An Bras Dermatol 2016 Sep-Oct;91(5 suppl 1):29-31
Universidade do Oeste Paulista (Unoeste) - Presidente Prudente (SP), Brazil.
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans that tends to affect immunocompromised individuals. The fungi are mostly acquired by inhalation, which leads to an initial pulmonary infection. Later, other organs - such as the central nervous system and the skin - can be affected by hematogenous spread. Read More