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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…rrounded by a prominent halo formed of a gelatinous capsule = Cryptococcosis The absence of an infiltrate of inflammatory cells is typical of a lesion of cryptococcosis in a patient immunosuppressed severely. The pseudocarcinomatous proliferation of…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Multiple confluent reddish nodules

…nd 1000x. [Copyright: ©2013 Jeunon et al.] On the other hand, cryptococcosis usually has a general pattern dissimilar to the other mycoses. It presents as a diffuse “gelatinous” dermatitis made of pale histiocytes with large intracytoplasmic vacuoles…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Deep fungal infections

…imal sac, uvula, vulva, vagina, and urethra, may be affected. Cryptococcosis, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, is a systemic disease primarily, involving as it does the lungs and central nervous system. Pustules, papules, some of which are abscesse…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Atypical mycobacterial infections

…distinctive, as are the lymphocyte-like spores that occur in cryptococcosis, surrounded as they are by a huge clear space known as a capsule. The hyphae and spores observed in candidal granuloma are recognizable as budding yeasts and pseudomycelia….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pneumocystis carinii infection

…osum affects the face mostly in the form of numerous papules. Cryptococcosis occurs especially on the head and neck of patients debilitated severely by AIDS, and in the form of papules and small nodules, some of which may be umbilicated or ulcerated….