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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capsulatum yeast 0 -- Paracoccidioides brasiliensis 0 -- Blastomycosis dermatitidis 0 -- Positive fungal serum antibody (paired sera) (n = 9) Cryptococcus neoformans 0 -- Sporothrix schencku 0 -- Positive fungal serum antigen (acute serum) (n = 9) C.
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Cryptococcus neoformans, the etiology of cryptosporidioisis is a minute, intracellular apicomplexan protozoal parasite (Figure 3).
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All of the patients required prolonged courses of therapy, she said, "longer than is typically given for Cryptococcus neoformans.