Abstract 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) References 1. Sarosi GA, Silberfarb PM, Tosh FE: Cutaneous cryptococcosis: A sentinel of disseminated disease . Arch Dermatol 104:1-3, 1971.Crossref 2. Kaufman L, Blumer S: Value and interpretation of serologic tests for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis . Appl Microbiol 16:1907-1912, 1968. 3. Gallis HA, Berman RA, Cate TR, et al: Fungal infection following renal transplantation . Arch Intern Med 135:1163-1172, 1975.Crossref 4. Schupbach CW, Wheeler CE Jr, Briggaman RA, et al: Cutaneous manifestations of disseminated cryptococcosis . Arch Dermatol 112:1734-1740, 1976.Crossref 5. Nobel RC, Fajardo LF: Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis: Review and morphologic study . Am J Clin Pathol 57:13-22, 1972. 6. Wilson JW: Cutaneous (chancriform) syndrome in deep mycoses . Arch Dermatol 87:81-85, 1963.Crossref
Archives of Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Aug 1, 1979
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