Abstract: Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis is characterized by skin lesions confined to one body region, without evidence of simultaneous dissemination. Skin lesions frequently occur in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient affecting genital area successfully treated with oral itraconazole.
Primary cutaneous cryptococosis may present as nodular lesions resembling a tumor in genital areas. Histological examination shows characteristical findings of this infection.
From the Departments of *Dermatology, †Pathology, and ‡Internal Medicine, Virgen del Rocio, University Hospital, Seville, Spain.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Correspondence: Basilio Narváez-Moreno, MD, Virgen del Rocío University Hospitals, Sevilla, Spain. E-mail: email@example.com.