Cutaneous cryptococcosis in a patient affected by chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: A case report

V. Devirgiliis, V. Panasiti, R. G. Borroni, M. Rossi, M. Curzio, R. Riggio, Daniela Fioriti, R. Nicosia, V. Pietropaolo, M. Tecca, F. Chiarini, D. Innocenzi, S. Calvieri

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Abstract

Cryptococcosis is an opportunistic infection, the incidence of which is increased in the immunocompromised patients. Ctyptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated fungus that mainly infects the lungs and the central nervous system, possibly involving different organs. Cutaneous cryptococcosis is classified into localized infection, usually occurring after traumatic inoculation (primary cutaneous cryptococcosis) and cutaneous manifestation due to hematogenous dissemination (secondary cutaneous cryptococcosis), mostly in patients with underlying immunosuppression. We report a case of cutaneous cryptococcosis in a patient affected by chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Cutaneous cryptococcosis
  • Fluconazole resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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