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Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Masquerading Molluscum Contagiosum In A Patient With HIV Disease

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Author(s): Thappa Devinder Mohan | Karthikeyan Kaliaperumal | Kaviarasan P.K | Sethuraman Gomathy

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology
ISSN 0019-5154

Volume: 46;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 91;
Date: 2001;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Cryptococcosis, though quite rare, occurs throughout the world. Even more rare is to have cutaneous cryptococcosis. We describe in this case report, a case of cutaneous cryptococcosis in a HIV seropositive individual who had skin lesions over the face and trunk resembling molluscum contagiosum. The skin lesions provided the first evidence of disseminated cryptococcosis.
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