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Title: Disseminated cryptococcosis presenting as palpable purpura.
Authors: Greene MH,  Macher AM,  Hernandez AD,  Tomecki KJ,  Chabner B
Journal: Arch Intern Med
Date: 1978 Sep
Branches: CGB
PubMed ID: 356794
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Disseminated cryptococcosis with palpable purpura as the initial clinical manifestation developed in a patient with diffuse histiocytic lymphoma. Cryptococcal vascular injury in a thrombocytopenic cancer patient best explains this previously unreported presentation of cryptococcosis. Purpuric presentations of disseminated fungal infection are likely to increase in frequency as cancer therapy becomes more aggressive.