Disseminated cryptococcosis with skin lesions: report of a case series

Disseminated cryptococcosis with skin lesions: report of a case series

Author Hayashida, Marina Zoega Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Seque, Camila Arai Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pasin, Victor Pavan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Simoes e Silva Enokihara, Milvia Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Porro, Adriana Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract 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.
Keywords Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcus neoformans
Immunosuppression
Skin manifestations
Kidney transplantation
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Rio De Janeiro Rj
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Anais Brasileiros De Dermatologia. Rio De Janeiro Rj, v. 92, n. 5, p. 69-72, 2017.
ISSN 0365-0596 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Soc Brasileira Dermatologia
Extent 69-72
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20176343
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000418649300020
SciELO ID S0365-05962017001100069 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55361

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