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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Clearance of cryptococci from CSF is very slow with fluconazole, (4) a fungistatic agent, and the use of fluconazole as initial therapy might have promoted drug resistance development owing to ongoing high fungal burdens and drug exposure over prolonged periods.
Transbronchial biopsy showed lung parenchyma diffusely infiltrated by cryptococci (Fig.
These events raise the possibility of direct percutaneous inoculation or the possibility of translocation of the cryptococci from the GI site into the blood stream.
Clearance of cryptococci from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), as measured by a new primary end point--the decline in CSF cryptococcal colony forming units (CFU) over time--occurred significantly more quickly in the amphotericin B/flucytosine patients (decrease of 0.
Round or oval vesicular cryptococci were faintly stained and identifiable in the cytoplasm of polynuclear giant cells.
Based on the distribution of specific antigenic determinants on the polysaccharide capsule, pathogenic cryptococci have been divided into capsular serotypes B and C (both C.