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Abstract

Infection with typically manifests as a self-limiting pulmonary disease in immunocompetent patients. Systemic symptoms such as cutaneous lesions are associated with immunodeficient states. Our patient was an immunocompetent 68-year-old male who presented with a plaque on his left infraorbital area that was concerning for malignancy. Histological examination of the lesion revealed granulomatous inflammation and small yeast forms suggestive of . The lesion resolved spontaneously and recurred 1 year later. On recurrence, histological examination again revealed yeast forms consistent with . Serum and urine testing for antigen were negative. Next-generation sequencing detected , which supported the diagnosis of a cutaneous infection. The patient was prescribed and started treatment with itraconazole for 1 year after recurrence of the lesion, and he has not reported further disease recurrence to date. This case is unique because of the presentation of a primary cutaneous recurrent lesion, and it demonstrated the utility of laboratory testing in its diagnosis.

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2020-10-22
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