Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 202--203

AIDS defining disease: Disseminated cryptococcosis


Anupama Roshan, CR Janaki, GS Selvi, B Parveen, N Gomathy 
 Department of Dermatology, Madras Medical College, India

Correspondence Address:
C R Janaki
Old No. 53, New No. 2, East Park Road, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai - 30. Tamil Nadu
India

Disseminated cryptococcosis is one of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome defining criteria and the most common cause of life threatening meningitis. Disseminated lesions in the skin manifest as papules or nodules that mimic molluscum contagiosum (MC). We report here a human immunodeficiency virus positive patient who presented with MC like lesions. Disseminated cryptococcosis was confirmed by India ink preparation and histopathology. The condition of the patient improved with amphotercin B.


How to cite this article:
Roshan A, Janaki C R, Selvi G S, Parveen B, Gomathy N. AIDS defining disease: Disseminated cryptococcosis.Indian J Dermatol 2006;51:202-203


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Roshan A, Janaki C R, Selvi G S, Parveen B, Gomathy N. AIDS defining disease: Disseminated cryptococcosis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 May 26 ];51:202-203
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