Cryptococcus

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Cryptococcus

[‚krip·tə′käk·əs]
(mycology)
A genus of encapsulated pathogenic yeasts in the order Moniliales.
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Cryptococcus gattii infections in multiple states outside the US Pacific Northwest.
Spread of Cryptococcus gattii into Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
1557) Proposal to conserve the name Cryptococcus gattii against C.
Until 2004, the only human cases of cryptococcus gattii in Canada were found among people who lived in or had traveled to Vancouver Island.
KEY WORDS: British Columbia, cryptococcal disease, cryptococcosis, Cryptococcus gattii, ecological niche modeling, fungal disease, GARP, Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Prediction, geographic information systems, GIS.
Cryptococcus gattii, a fungal pathogen found in the environment, is associated with soil and decaying organic debris.
To the Editor: We report a case of Cryptococcus gattii infection in a 12-year-old neutered male cat in Alaska.
Six monophyletic lineages identified within Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by multi-locus sequence typing.
Until recently, Cryptococcus gattii infections occurred mainly in tropical and subtropical climate zones.
To the Editor: An outbreak of Cryptococcus gattii cryptococcosis has been ongoing in the US Pacific Northwest (PNW) since 1999 (1-3).
To the Editor: Cryptococcus gattii was considered to be geographically restricted to countries with tropical and subtropical climates until 1999, when an outbreak of cryptococcosis in humans and animals occurred in the temperate climate of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (1).
Some data were listed incorrectly in Table 1 and the text in the article Epidemiology of Cryptococcus gattii, British Columbia, Canada, 1999-2007 (E.