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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The diagnosis of infection with Cryptococcus is made by detection of cryptococcal antigen in CSF or by identification of the cryptococci by an india-ink preparation of the CSF.
Current susceptibility testing methods do not consider the unique in vitro growth conditions of cryptococci, and interpretation of results is difficult in the absence of clinical breakpoints.
2) In some laboratories, the India ink method is used as a rapid screening test on CSF specimens collected from AIDS patients, who often present with numerous cryptococci in the CSF.
gattii through such activities is likely to increase the risk of exposure and the dispersal of cryptococci through wind.
Thus, temperature-dependent inhibition of cryptococci by tacrolimus may prevent CNS infection but allow growth of fungus at cooler body sites, e.
In addition, TOR I mutants of cryptococci have been identified that are resistant only to rapamycin (66).