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July 1985

Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Resembling Molluscum Contagiosum in a Patient With AIDS

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(7):901-902. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660070091023

• A 29-year-old Haitian man with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) developed disseminated cryptococcosis with an unusual cutaneous presentation. He had numerous hypopigmented papules over his face that clinically resembled molluscum contagiosum. To our knowledge, cutaneous cryptococcosis resembling molluscum contagiosum has not been previously reported. The patient had a T-cell defect consistent with AIDS and belonged to a high-risk group. To our knowledge, this is the second report of cutaneous cryptococcosis in a patient with AIDS.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:901-902)

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