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Periorbital necrotising fasciitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans in a healthy young man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2090406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case report is presented of a healthy 25-year-old man who developed a periorbital necrotising fasciitis after a trivial trauma with a wooden splinter. Necrotising fasciitis of the eyelids occurs rarely. Cryptococcus neoformans is not described as a causative factor of necrotizing fasciitis. Cryptococcus neoformans usually infects patients with immunodeficiencies, diabetes mellitus or steroid therapy. This patient was healthy and developed a periorbital necrotising fasciitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans.
A C Doorenbos-Bot; J M Hooymans; L J Blanksma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0012-4486     ISO Abbreviation:  Doc Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-06     Completed Date:  1991-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370667     Medline TA:  Doc Ophthalmol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cryptococcosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Eye Injuries / complications
Eyelid Diseases / drug therapy,  etiology*,  pathology
Fasciitis / drug therapy,  etiology*,  pathology
Fluconazole / therapeutic use
Necrosis / drug therapy,  etiology
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