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Cryptococcosis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Cryptococcosis is an invasive mycosis that occurs worldwide causing significant morbidity and mortality. Cutaneous cryptococcosis is a condition that is classified as a primary or secondary infection. Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis is a distinct infection that is usually a result of…

Cutaneous Mucormycosis (Mucormycosis/Zygomycetes)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Cutaneous mucormycosis tends to occur in patients who have significant contamination of skin wounds. Due to the angioinvasive nature of this fungus, infection can spread rapidly from the skin to deep tissue and bone. Invariably, untreated skin infection will result…

Cutaneous Blastomycosis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Blastomycosis is a systemic pyogranulomatous disease caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis, an endemic mycosis that is commonly encountered in North America. More specifically, it is endemic in US states that border the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys, as well as US…

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