Multiple cutaneous swellings in an immunocompetent host - cryptococcosis overlooked

Kranthi Kosaraju, Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay, K. E. Vandana, Kiran Yagain, N. R. Rao

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Abstract

Recently, there has been an increase in the incidence of cryptococcosis even among immunocompetent patients. We present a case of multiple subcutaneous swellings later developing into a non-healing ulcer caused by Cryptococcus in a 60 year-old immunocompetent male along with a brief review of clinical presentations of cutaneous cryptococcosis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. A high index of suspicion is desired in view of possible dissemination and variable non-specific clinical presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2011

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Multiple cutaneous swellings in an immunocompetent host - cryptococcosis overlooked. / Kosaraju, Kranthi; Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjoy; Vandana, K. E.; Yagain, Kiran; Rao, N. R.

In: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.07.2011, p. 394-396.

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