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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--28

Cutaneous cryptococcosis and molluscum contagiosum occurring in the same lesion in a patient with AIDS

Department of Pathology, Dermatology and STD, AIDS Research and control centre (Arcon), Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
D N Langewar
Department of Pathology, Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals Mumbai 400 008
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Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are susceptible to a wide range of pathogens due to profound defect in cell-mediated immunity. The co-existence of different diseases within the same lesion is a feature of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We describe co-existent cutaneous cryptococcosis and molluscum contagiosum in the same lesion in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.


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