A case of cutaneous cryptococcosis resembling verrucous granuloma

Woo Gil Chung, Junsu Park, Yoon Kee Park, Kwanghoon Lee

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We report a case of cutaneous cryptococcosis resembling verrucous granuloma on the lower lip in a 18-year-old female. She presented with a 3×1.5 cm sized painful verrucous granuloma with white, yellowish crust on the lower lip for 1 year. She had gotten many shunt operations for unexplained hydrocephalus. Histopathological examination showed numerous encapsulated round spores, epithelioid cells and giant cells in the dermis. A tissue culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar without cycloheximide showed whitish creamy colonies. The organism was identified as Cryptococcus neoformans. The lesion disappeared with the treatment of oral itraconazole (100 mg/day) for 12 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Medical Mycology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1


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  • Infectious Diseases

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