Cryptococcus


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Cryptococcus

 [krip″to-kok´us]
a genus of yeastlike fungi. C. neofor´mans is a species of worldwide distribution that causes cryptococcosis in humans.

Cryptococcus

(krip'tō-kok'ŭs),
A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]

Cryptococcus

/Cryp·to·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) a genus of yeastlike fungi, including C. neofor´mans, the cause of cryptococcosis in humans.cryptococ´cal

cryptococcus

(krĭp′tə-kŏk′əs)
n.
Any of various yeastlike fungi of the genus Cryptococcus, commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species, such as the causative agent of cryptococcosis.

cryp′to·coc′cal adj.

Cryptococcus

[-kok′əs]
a genus of encapsulated yeasts that reproduce by budding rather than by producing spores. Many nonpathogenic species of Cryptococcus are commonly found in the soil and on the skin and mucous membranes of people who are well. Certain pathogenic species exist. C. neoformans is the most important. See also fungus, yeast.

Cryp·to·coc·cus

(krip'tō-kok'ŭs)
A genus of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding.
[crypto- + G. kokkos, berry]

Cryptococcus

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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Cerebrospinal fluid analysis showing positive India ink staining for cryptococcus (x400 magnification).
Cytologic examination of the aspirated material revealed numerous extracellular, round-to-oval, encapsulated yeast measuring 3-8 [micro]m (5-30 pm including capsule) with a variably granular appearance and narrow-based budding, consistent with Cryptococcus species (Fig 5).
The difficulty in swallow and breath, observed here, is also reported in nasopharyngeal granulomas by Cryptococcus in other animal species (MALIK et al.
Cryptococcal meningitis is a fungal infection most commonly caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and more rarely by Cryptococcus gattii.
Urban Pigeons (Columba livia) as a Potential Source of Pathogenic Yeasts: A Focus on Antifungal Susceptibility of Cryptococcus Strains in Northeast Brazil.
The Chinese ink staining allowed to identify encapsulated blastoconidides compatible with Cryptococcus spp that were confirmed in cultures in blood agar, chocolate and Sabouraud, where C.
1995) investigated that the bat guano may mediate the exchange of pathogenic fungi just as pigeon excreta mediate the exchange of Cryptococcus neoformans, the causative agent of cryptococcosis.
In PCC, serology should not demonstrate Cryptococcus antigen, as the disease is localized to the skin.
A criptococose cutanea generalizada em pacientes soropositivos manifesta-se atraves de lesoes multiplas, predominando como agente etiologico o Cryptococcus neoformans var.
Cryptococcosis: Several Cryptococcus spp cause cryptococcosis.
Children also played host to communities of Epicoccum, Cladosporium, and Cryptococcus.
Immunosuppression is not a necessary precondition for infection with Cryptococcus gattii (2), and among immunocompetent persons, C.