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Cryptococcal infection presenting as cellulitis in a renal transplant recipient.

Opportunistic infections of skin and soft tissue represent a rare but serious complication following solid organ transplantation. We report a case of severe soft tissue infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans in a renal transplant recipient. Physicians need to consider the possibility of opportunistic pathogens when managing infections in immunocompromised hosts, especially when symptoms persist despite seemingly appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy. Tissue sampling for histological and microbiological evaluation is usually necessary to establish a diagnosis.

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