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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CSF analysis showed that India ink staining was positive for cryptococcus (Figure 2).
Key words: Cryptococcus species, fungal disease, ocular, psittacine bird, avian, African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus
The main route of transmission of Cryptococcus is from inhalation of infectious propagules by immunocompromised as well as immunocompetent animals (CHEN et al.
The India ink and cryptococcal antigen test were positive and the final diagnosis was confirmed by Cryptococcus neoformans culture growth.
But their dried excreta contains certain low molecular weight nitrogenous compounds which promote growth of Cryptococcus spp.
Recombinant IL-2 therapy in addition to antifungal agents along with surgical clearance of infection from CNS in ICL patient with Cryptococcus meningitis with subsequent clinical improvement and CD4 increase has been reported.
The following is a case of cryptococcus cerebellitis, in a patient without history of importance that presented a diagnostic challenge due to its nonspecific clinical manifestations.
Chrysosporium and Cryptococcus were isolated in summer and winter season while Alternaria and Aspergillus were recorded in spring, autumn and winter.
Risk factors for exposure to Cryptococcus include residence in a rural area and contact with soil contaminated by avian droppings.
Segundo o Consenso em criptococose (2008), existem tipos de micose distintas, do ponto de vista clinico e epidemiologico, ou seja, criptococose oportunista, cosmopolita, associada a condicoes de imunodepressao celular causada principalmente pelo Cryptococcus neoformans (sorotipo D) e grubii (sorotipo A).
Among their topics are preparing for serious communicable diseases in the US: lessons from the ebola virus epidemic, measles in the US since the millennium: perils and progress in the post-elimination era, antimicrobial resistance expression by Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a major global public health problem in the 21st century, emerging fungal infections in the Pacific Northwest: the unrecognized burden and geographic range of Cryptococcus gattii and Coccidioides immitis, and the amphibian fungal disease chytridiomycosis as a key example of the global phenomenon of emerging wildlife infectious diseases.