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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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This time cryptococci were demonstrated on transbronchial biopsies.
These events raise the possibility of direct percutaneous inoculation or the possibility of translocation of the cryptococci from the GI site into the blood stream.
Cryptococci extend into the parenchyma through the Virchow-Robin spaces and expand these perivascular spaces, filling them with budding cryptococci.
Clearance of cryptococci from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), as measured by a new primary end point--the decline in CSF cryptococcal colony forming units (CFU) over time--occurred significantly more quickly in the amphotericin B/flucytosine patients (decrease of 0.
Based on the distribution of specific antigenic determinants on the polysaccharide capsule, pathogenic cryptococci have been divided into capsular serotypes B and C (both C.
Several reasons for this anomaly seem possible: some of these specimens could have contained cryptococci that required >48 hours to demonstrate growth; recent experience in the laboratory has shown that an additional 12% of cryptococcal isolates will be found only when cultures are incubated for 7 days.