URL of this page: //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1382.htm

Cryptococcus, cutaneous on the hand

Cryptococcus, cutaneous on the hand

Overview

These are Cryptococcus skin lesions. Cryptococcus is a yeast (type of fungus) that seldom causes infection, but is considered opportunistic (it affects people with weakened immune systems). Cryptococcus is one of the more common life-threatening fungal infections in AIDS patients.

Update Date 8/31/2014