Iododerma is a rare cutaneous eruption that manifests after exposure to iodine-containing compounds, with few cases reported in the literature. Previous reports of this halogenoderma have described acellular halos simulating cryptococcus on histopathological examination but there is a paucity of reports of biopsies taken early in the disease course. We present a case of a 78-year-old patient who developed a papular eruption after receiving iodinated contrast. A skin biopsy taken within 24 h of the eruption showed a neutrophilic infiltrate with cryptococcal-like acellular haloed structures, indicating that the diagnostic finding may be found early in the disease course.
- halogen halos