Cutaneous cryptococcosis in a patient with cutaneous t cell lymphoma receiving therapy with photopheresis and methotrexate

Frank J. Bia, Thomas R. Frieden, Peter W. Heald, Richard N. Eisen, Thomas F. Patterson, Richard L. Edelson

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Abstract

Photopheresis is being used with increasing frequency as therapy for patients with neoplastic and dermatologic diseases and is being evaluated as therapy for patients with AIDS. We describe a patient with advanced cutaneous T cell lymphoma who developed pulmonary and cutaneous cryptococcosis after receiving therapy with photopheresis and biweekly methotrexate. We consider the potential roles of cutaneous T cell lymphoma, methotrexate, and photopheresis as predisposing factors in the development of serious cryptococcal infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-778
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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