Busse-Buschke disease


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cryptococcosis

 [krip″to-kok-o´sis]
infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, which has a predilection for the brain and meninges but also invades the skin, lungs, and other parts. It is the most frequent fungal infection of the central nervous system, and the incidence is much higher in immunocompromised persons. Presenting symptoms of cryptococcosis of the central nervous system are often vague and include headache, subtle mental changes, and fever. Diagnosis is made by lumbar puncture. Treatment consists of intravenous amphotericin B or oral fluconazole. Supportive care will depend on the patient's symptoms.

cryp·to·coc·co·sis

(krip'tō-kok-ō'sis)
Infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, causing a pulmonary, disseminated, or meningeal mycosis. The most familiar and readily recognized form involves the central nervous system, with subacute or chronic meningitis.
Synonym(s): Busse-Buschke disease.

Buschke,

Abraham, Polish-born German dermatologist, 1868-1943.
Buschke disease - obsolete eponym for cryptococcosis. Synonym(s): scleredema adultorum
Buschke-Löwenstein tumor - a large type of condyloma acuminatum found in the genitals. Synonym(s): giant condyloma
Buschke-Ollendorf syndrome - Synonym(s): osteopoikilosis
Busse-Buschke disease - see under Busse

Busse,

Otto, German pathologist, 1867-1922.
Busse saccaromyces
Busse-Buschke disease - an acute, subacute, or chronic infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, causing a pulmonary, disseminated, or meningeal mycosis. Synonym(s): cryptococcosis

Busse-Buschke disease