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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Medical Mycology|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases