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European Journal of Dermatology


Rheumatoid vasculitis mimicking cryptococcal infection Volume 31, numéro 3, May-June 2021


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1 Department of Dermatology, Japanese Red Cross Kitami Hospital, Kitami, Japan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Japanese Red Cross Kitami Hospital, Kitami, Japan
3 Department of Dermatology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan

Rheumatoid vasculitis (RV) is a severe complication of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), characterized by cutaneous and systemic vasculitis affecting small or medium-sized vessels [1]. Differential diagnoses include other vasculitides and infections due to immunosuppressive treatment for RA. Disseminated cryptococcosis, which occurs primarily in immunocompromised patients, is a life-threatening systemic infection that can present with various skin manifestations, including papules, nodules, purpura, and [...]