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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.


(Biology) any fungus of the genus Cryptococcus, some of which cause disease in animals and humans


(ˌkrɪp təˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any yeastlike fungus of the genus Cryptococcus.
[1833; < New Latin; see crypto-, -coccus]
cryp`to•coc′cal, adj.


n criptococo
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Se conocen dos variedades de Cryptococcus neoformans que incluyen 5 serotipos: el Cryptococcus neoformans vr neoformans que incluye los serotipos A, D y AD, y el Cryptococcus neoformans vr gattii que incluye los serotipos B y C.
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is caused by an infection from the encapsulated yeast, Cryptococcus neoformans (C.
Cryptococcosis in the era of AIDS-100 years after the discovery of Cryptococcus neoformans.
Palabras clave: Cryptococcus neoformans, criptococosis, habitat, ecologia.
The last should deal with captions containing the words cryptococcus neoformans and micrograph, microscope, microscopic, etc.
Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common life-threatening fungal CNS pathogen and is the initial manifestation of AIDS in 40% to 45% of such patients.
Cryptococcus neoformans and C gattii grow at 37[degrees]C, whereas other members of this genus grow poorly at this temperature.
and Cryptococcus neoformans may cause chorioretinitis by haematogenous spread.
Molecular sequence analyses of the intergenic spacer (IGS) associated with rDNA of the two varieties of the pathogenic yeast, Cryptococcus neoformans.
Indinavir-treated Cryptococcus neoformans promotes an efficient antifungal immune response in immunosuppressed hosts.
Here, we are reporting the case of a patient with unknown human immunodeficiency virus (HIV ) status, who developed meningitis after trauma, and CSF yielded growth of two pathogens; streptococcus pneumoniae and cryptococcus neoformans.
Cryptococcus neoformans is the most common cause of adult meningitis in southern Africa, because of its association with HIV.