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Cryptococcus

[‚krip·tə′käk·əs]
(mycology)
A genus of encapsulated pathogenic yeasts in the order Moniliales.
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Although nearly two thirds of patients who seek treatment with cryptococcal disease have advanced HIV infection or have received an organ transplant (3), long-term oral steroid use is also a known risk factor for cryptococcal disease.
Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Sera obtained from the clotted samples in plain containers were used to detect cryptococcal capsular antigen using the latex-cryptococcus antigen detection system (Immuno-Mycologic, Inc, Norman, USA) following the manufacturer's instructions.
Immune reconstitution syndrome (IRS) in HIV infection manifesting as cryptococcal meningitis/cryptococcomas
The majority of patients with skeletal cryptococcal infections present with soft tissue swelling and tenderness.
Effect of potential interference factors on performance of enzyme immunoassay and latex agglutination assay for cryptococcal antigen.
IRIS has been reported as deterioration of cryptococcal infections (Figure 4b) and PML following commencement on HAART (Figure 9) [36, 68].
It remains unclear exactly what dosage and concentration of sertraline is necessary to completely eliminate cryptococcosis, especially cryptococcal meningitis, but Lin and Sachs hope those answers will come to light with further testing.
Cryptococcal peritonitis: report of a case developing during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and review of the literature.
Diagnostic evaluation for CM requires an LP with measurement of opening pressure; CSF analysis including cell counts, protein and glucose levels; India ink staining; fungal culture; and cryptococcal antigen (Portegies et al.
Justice was subsequently diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis.
In addition to this Phase II study in asthma, InterMune is conducting or planning to conduct multiple Phase II and Phase III clinical studies examining Actimmune's use in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, ovarian cancer, liver fibrosis, cryptococcal meningitis, a difficult-to-treat and life-threatening fungal infection, cystic fibrosis and atypical mycobacterial infections.