Cryptococcal disease presenting as necrotizing cellulitis in transplant recipients: Case report

S. Baer, J. W. Baddley, J. W. Gnann, P. G. Pappas

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Abstract

Disseminated cryptococcosis uncommonly presents with skin lesions in immunocompromised hosts. Necrotizing fasciitis, necrotizing vasculitis, myositis, or necrotizing soft tissue infection are even more rare presentations. We report 3 cases of cryptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infection, 2 in renal transplant patients, and 1 in a heart transplant patient, and discuss similar cases from the literature. Cryptococcus neoformans should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cellulitis or necrotizing soft tissue infections in immunocompromised patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

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Soft Tissue Infections
Cellulitis
Immunocompromised Host
Transplants
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcus neoformans
Myositis
Vasculitis
Differential Diagnosis
Kidney
Skin
Transplant Recipients

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus
  • Myositis
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Necrotizing vasculitis
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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Cryptococcal disease presenting as necrotizing cellulitis in transplant recipients : Case report. / Baer, S.; Baddley, J. W.; Gnann, J. W.; Pappas, P. G.

In: Transplant Infectious Disease, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.08.2009, p. 353-358.

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Baer, S. ; Baddley, J. W. ; Gnann, J. W. ; Pappas, P. G. / Cryptococcal disease presenting as necrotizing cellulitis in transplant recipients : Case report. In: Transplant Infectious Disease. 2009 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 353-358.
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