Cryptococcus neoformans

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Cryp·to·coc·cus ne·o·for·'mans

a species that causes cryptococcosis in humans and other mammals, particularly the cat family. Cells are spheric and reproduce by budding; a prominent feature is a polysaccharide capsule. Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans has a worldwide distribution and can often be isolated from weathered pigeon droppings. Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii causes cryptococcosis in subtropical and tropical climates. This variety has been isolated from foliage and litter of species of eucalyptus.

Cryptococcus neoformans

a species of encapsulated yeasts that causes cryptococcosis, a potentially fatal infection that can affect the lungs, skin, and brain.

Cryp·to·coc·cus ne·o·for·mans

(krip-tō-kokŭs nē-ō-fōrmanz)
Fungal species that causes cryptococcosis in humans and other mammals, particularly the cat family. Some species isolated from foliage of species of eucalyptus trees.


a genus of yeastlike fungi.

Cryptococcus farciminosum
see histoplasmafarciminosum.
Cryptococcus neoformans
a species of worldwide distribution, causing cryptococcosis in all species including humans; there are two biovars, C. var neoformans, and C. var gattae. Called also Torula histolytica, Torulopsis neoformans.
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Although sertraline was shown to only moderately inhibit the effects of common fungal strains like Aspergillus nidulans, a genus of common mold often found on spoiled food, and Candida, a genus of yeast often associated with mammals, sertraline was found to be particularly effective against C.
Cryptocoecus neoformans in fecal matter of birds kept in cages--control of C.
Meningitis is the most common presenting infection in patients, but pneumonia, skin infections, and osteomyelitis also have also been linked to C.
We present here an unusual case of an immunocompetent patient who had laryngitis due to C.
The genus contains two pathogenic species responsible for most human cryptococcal infections, C.
gattii infection is typically considered more difficult to treat than C.
So far, this consensus MLST scheme has been used to study the population structure of C.
gattii infections may respond to treatment more slowly and relapse more frequently than patients with C.
gattii is believed to infect persons with uncompromised immune systems (8,9), unlike C.
The species was named for Italian mycologist Franco Gatti who, with Roger Eeckels, described an atypical strain of C.