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Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii serotype B, in an immunocompetent patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12219115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors report a male patient, a seller with no detected immunosuppression, with an extensive ulcerated skin lesion localized on the left forearm, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii serotype B. Oral treatment with fluconazole was successful. A review of the literature showed the rarity of this localization in HIV-negative patients. In contrast, skin lesions frequently occurs in HIV-positive patients, with Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans serotype A predominating as the etiological agent. In this paper, the pathogenicity of C. neoformans to skin lesions in patients immunocompromised or not, is discussed, showing the efficacy of fluconazole for the treatment of these processes.
Authors:
Carlos da Silva Lacaz; Elisabeth Maria Heins-Vaccari; Giovanna L Hernandez-Arriagada; Eduardo Lacaz Martins; Célia A L Prearo; Simone Miwa Corim; Marilena dos Anjos Martins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-09     Completed Date:  2002-11-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratório de Micologia Médica, Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
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Cryptococcosis / microbiology*
Cryptococcus neoformans / isolation & purification
Dermatomycoses / microbiology*
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Male

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