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August 1979

Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Dermatology (Drs Iacobellis and Jacobs) and Infectious Diseases (Dr Cohen), Department of Medicine and The Rogosin Kidney Center, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(8):984-985. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010080048024

Cryptococcal infections in immunocompromised patients are of major importance. Current opinion holds that cutaneous cryptococcal infections in these patients indicate disseminated disease. In our renal transplant patient with primary cutaneous cryptococcosis, intravenously administered antifungal chemotherapy resulted in resolution of the disease and appears to have prevented disseminated infection.

(Arch Dermatol 115:984-985, 1979)

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