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May 1981

A Case of Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Successfully Treated With Miconazole

Author Affiliations

From Trafalgar Hospital (Dr Oon) and Middle Road Hospital (Drs Tan and Pang), Singapore. Drs Oon and Pang are in private practice. Dr Tan is now with Trafalgar Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(5):290-291. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650050046020

• An 81-year-old man with primary cutaneous cryptococcosis of the left forearm was treated with intravenous and oral miconazole nitrate. Culture for Cryptococcus became negative within three weeks. The ulcer healed within 25 days after treatment was started. Follow-up examination 1½ years later showed no evidence of recurrent infection.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:290-291)

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