Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis and Secondary Antigenemia in a Patient with Long-Term Corticosteroid Therapy

Abstract

We report a case of a 71-year-old male who developed severe cellulitis of his right forearm and hand after he had an accidental injury from the sharp edge of a metal plate of a birdhouse. The patient suffers from chronic asthma and has been treated with systemic corticosteroids for years. Culture of aspirates from two sites of the wound area revealed growth… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s15010-005-4095-3