Cryptococcus gattii


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Cryptococcus gattii

An encapsulated yeast, similar in structure to C. neoformans. It can cause meningoencephalitis and pneumonia in immunocompetent individuals who live in temperate or subtropical climates.
See also: Cryptococcus
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Validation and clinical application of a molecular method for the identification of Cryptococcusneoformans/ Cryptococcus gattii complex DNA in human clinical specimens.
Regional pattern of the molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil.
Bohlmeyer et al., "Management of Cryptococcus gattii meningoencephalitis," The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol.
Cryptococcus gattii osteomyelitis and compounded itraconazole treatment failure in a Pesquet's parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus).
Spread of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada, and detection in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Projecting global occurrence of Cryptococcus gattii. Emerg Infect Dis.
Kidd et al., "First contemporary case of human infection with Cryptococcus gattii in puget sound: evidence for spread of the Vancouver Island outbreak," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
The 80-page workshop overview is followed by 21 contributed papers on such topics as the emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, surveillance for emerging diseases in wildlife, putting yellow rust into the perspective of the increased risk of global wheat rust pandemics, similarities and differences in fungal pathogenesis in plants and animals, the effect of the trade-mediated spread of amphibian chytrid on amphibian conservation, and the pan-European distribution of the bat white-nose
Projecting global occurrence of Cryptococcus gattii. Emerg Infect 16(1):14-20 (2010); http://dx.doi.
gattii to species status as cryptococcus gattii.3 The CNS was the second most common site of infection for cryptococcosis after the lungs, but was the most common site of disease manifestation because of the strong neurotropic endency of cryptococci.4 Cryptococcosis initial infection was thought to be acquired by inhalation of an encapsulated yeast like fungus, cryptococcus neoformans, and after exposition to environmental sources.5 Which is a ubiquitous microorganism found in mammal and bird feces, particularly pigeon droppings.
Extracellular DNase activity of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Rev.