Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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NASSER, Nilton; NASSER FILHO, Nilton and VIEIRA, Andreza Guimarães. Primay cutaneous cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp. 1178-1180. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600018.
The authors report a primary cutaneous cryptococcosis, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans in immunocompetent patient, a farmer who developed extensive lesions at the site of an injury caused by one of the chickens on his right forearm, while he was cleaning out his barn. Oral treatment with fluconazole was totally successful. A review of the literature showed the rarity of cutaneous cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients and in contrast, that skin lesions frequently occur in immunocompromised patients.
Keywords : Cryptococcosis; Cryptococcus neoformans; Fluconazole.