Korean J Dermatol.  2001 Dec;39(12):1446-1448.

A Case of Cryptococcosis with Skin Involvement in a Liver Transplant Recipient

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. kinkj20@dreamwiz.com

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a serious opportunistic infection in liver transplant recipients and its incidence ranges between 0.3-1%. The incidence of invasive cryptococcal infection of liver transplant recipient receiving tacrolimus is 6-20 times higher than other immunosuppressants. Furthermore, cutaneous lesions are the most common clinical presentation in this group, whereas meningoencephalitis in other immunosupressed patients. We herein describe a 33-year-old female liver transplant recipient receiving tacrolimus who presented cryptococcal skin infection and fungemia.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Liver transplant recipient; Tacrolimus

MeSH Terms

Adult
Cryptococcosis*
Female
Fungemia
Humans
Immunosuppressive Agents
Incidence
Liver*
Meningoencephalitis
Opportunistic Infections
Skin*
Tacrolimus
Transplantation*
Immunosuppressive Agents
Tacrolimus
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