Cryptococcal cellulitis in renal transplant recipients

Dawd S. Siraj, Newton E. Hyslop, Susan McLellan, Weiqiang Zhao

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Abstract

Cellulitis is an unusual presentation of cryptococcal infection in renal allograft recipients. In such patients, disseminated cryptococcal infection can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Patients are often treated with antibiotics before a definitive diagnosis is made, delaying appropriate therapy. We present 3 post-transplant patients who presented with cellulitis and whose final diagnosis was cryptococcal infection. We also review 18 similar cases from the English literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume21
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amphotericin B
  • Cellulitis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Fluconazole
  • Flucytosine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Siraj, D. S., Hyslop, N. E., McLellan, S., & Zhao, W. (2004). Cryptococcal cellulitis in renal transplant recipients. Infections in Medicine, 21(6), 308-312.