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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MICs and minimum fungicidal concentrations of posaconazole, voriconazole and fluconazole for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii.
The diagnosis of equine nasopharyngeal cryptococcoma due to Cryptococcus gattii was confirmed based upon the gross and microscopical findings, combined with mycological and molecular assays.
Spread of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada, and detection in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Cryptococcus gattii infections in multiple states outside the US Pacific Northwest.
Identification of Cryptococcus gattii by use of L-canavanine glycine bromothymol blue medium and DNA sequencing.
Cryptococcus gattii, formerly known as Cryptococcus neoformans var gattii, is being investigated because of its quick emergence, expanding ecological niche in the United States, and increased virulence.
Other projects to be funded as part of this initiative include a clinical trial of a new vaccine to prevent malaria; a long-term follow-up study of patients treated for Cryptococcus gattii, an airborne fungus that can cause severe, sometimes fatal respiratory infections; and a clinical trial of a new drug treatment to prevent relapse in a form of childhood leukemia.
Scientists interbred different strains of the Cryptococcus gattii fungus to test how easily the characteristics can transfer to other strains.
The 80-page workshop overview is followed by 21 contributed papers on such topics as the emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, surveillance for emerging diseases in wildlife, putting yellow rust into the perspective of the increased risk of global wheat rust pandemics, similarities and differences in fungal pathogenesis in plants and animals, the effect of the trade-mediated spread of amphibian chytrid on amphibian conservation, and the pan-European distribution of the bat white-nose
gattii diagnosticados en Colombia son del departamento Norte de Santander (4) y que su agente etiologico Cryptococcus gattii afecta en mas de 90% de las veces a individuos aparentemente inmunocompetentes (5), se decidio comparar, en forma retrospectiva, las presentaciones clinicas, los datos del laboratorio, los hallazgos de las imagenes diagnosticas y los resultados de las criptococosis meningeas entre pacientes VIH positivos y VIH negativos admitidos en el Hospital Universitario Erasmo Meoz de Cucuta, Norte de Santander, durante los anos 1996-2010.
Extracellular DNase activity of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii.