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Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome Presenting as Multiple Subcutaneous Cryptococcal Abscesses in an Organ Transplant Patient

Popa, Ramona*; Jimenez, Victor E.*†

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318042d5ca
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Abstract

An immune reconstitution-like syndrome associated with cryptococcosis has been recently described in immunocompromised patients such as organ transplant patients and those with HIV. Most commonly, the clinical presentation resembles an exacerbation of the initial infection that occurs after appropriate treatment. We report an organ transplant patient who presented with multiple subcutaneous cryptococcal abscesses distinct from his initial presentation.

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*Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and †Medical Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center Northport, New York, NY.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Victor E. Jimenez, MD, MSc, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, HSC, T-15, Rm 080, Stony Brook, NY 11794. E-mail: Victor.Jimenez@va.gov

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.