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Description:This image depicts a skin lesion in a case of a disseminated fungal infection, cryptococcosis, caused by a member of the fungal genus, Cryptococcus. Note the ovoid crusty, central region of the lesion, which is surrounded by a raised, erythematous border.
Cryptococcosis is an infection caused by fungi that belong to the genus Cryptococcus. There are over 30 different species of Cryptococcus, but two species – Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii – cause nearly all cryptococcal infections in humans and animals. Although many people who develop cryptococcosis have weakened immune systems, some are previously healthy.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1986
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
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