Cutaneous involvement with Cryptococcus neoformans in AIDS.

Academic Article


  • Patients infected with HIV are susceptible to many opportunistic fungal infections. Cryptococcus neoformans infection is particularly common in patients with AIDS. We describe a patient with disseminated cryptococcosis resembling molluscum contagiosum and review the typical cutaneous manifestations of disseminated cryptococcosis. A synopsis of case reports in the English literature is also presented.
  • Authors


  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Adult, Cryptococcosis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Dermatomycoses, Diagnosis, Differential, HIV-1, Humans, Male, Molluscum Contagiosum, Skin Neoplasms
  • Author List

  • Durden FM; Elewski B
  • Start Page

  • 844
  • End Page

  • 848
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 5 Pt 2