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Cutaneous cryptococcosis resembling molluscum contagiosum in a homosexual man with AIDS. Report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1357854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 43-year-old homosexual man with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) developed cutaneous molluscum contagiosum-like lesions on face, ears, neck, hands and feet. He was admitted to our unit with fever, malaise and headache. Cytologic examination of skin brushing revealed numerous encapsulated budding yeasts, identified as Cryptococcus neoformans. Such a finding calls for a cytologic examination of skin lesions in patient with AIDS who present with fever and headache, in order to rule out a potentially life-threatening fungal infection.
G Ghigliotti; G Carrega; A Farris; A Burroni; A Nigro; G Pagano; R De Marchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-26     Completed Date:  1992-10-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-4     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Division of Dermatology, S. Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Cryptococcosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Dermatomycoses / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Molluscum Contagiosum / complications,  diagnosis*

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