Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis of the nose in an immunocompetent woman

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Aug;43(2 Pt 2):344-5. doi: 10.1067/mjd.2000.100961.


Cutaneous manifestations of Cryptococcus neoformans in immunocompromised persons have been well documented. We report a case of localized skin involvement after an abrasion in a healthy host. It presented as chronic ulcerative nodules that resolved after fluconazole therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cryptococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nose / injuries
  • Nose Diseases / diagnosis*