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Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient due to Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGI in Brazil: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  24612099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis is an uncommon infection caused by the yeast Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii. Few case reports are available in the literature describing in detail primary cutaneous cryptococcosis due to C. gattii in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we present a case of a 68-year-old immunocompetent male patient with erythematous nodular lesions on the right forearm due to C. gattii mating-type α and molecular type VGI. The virulence factors test was performed for capsule diameter, melanin production and phospholipase activity. In vitro fluconazole testing showed the sensitivity profile of this clinical isolate. In addition, a review of the literature on this subject was carried out and verified that this is the first reported case of VGI in the south-east region of Brazil.
Authors:
Erika Nascimento; Maria Emília Nadaletto Bonifácio da Silva; Roberto Martinez; Marcia Regina von Zeska Kress
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
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