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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) of, relating to, or caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans fungus
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Ten-year-old Rainier Tolentino, who was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago, was looking forward to completing his 12-session chemotherapy treatment when doctors found cryptococcal meningitis-causing bacteria in his brain.
Tuberculosis was the most common opportunistic infection (55%) followed by candidiasis (51%), Pneumocystis carinii 16%, cryptosporidium diarrhoea 10%, cryptococcal meningitis 6%, cerebral toxoplasmosis 2%.
A component of the strategy was an increased frequency of diagnostic testing for cryptococcal meningitis and TB.
GCA mainly presents as headache and fever and can be associated with stroke, [4,5] so, when complicated by cryptococcal meningitis, the diagnosis is often delayed.
Patients in the observation group were subdivided according to purulent meningitis, cryptococcal meningitis, viral meningitis and tubercular meningitis.
This system was tested in a patient with confirmed diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus-associated cryptococcal meningitis (HIV-CM) and severe intracranial hypertension, before and after therapeutic lumbar puncture.
Globally, cryptococcal meningitis, histoplasmosis, and Pneumocystis pneumonia remain important causes of death in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infections and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Additional fine needle aspirations of this mass were performed, and samples were submitted for fungal culture of the cryptococcal isolate.
Idiopathic CD4 Lymphocytopenia with Cryptococcal Meningitis and Cryptococcal Abscess
Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common clinical form, it has an incidence of more than 1 million cases and 600 thousand deaths annually.
Cryptococcal skin lesions may present in a variety of manifestations, including cellulitis, ulcers, pustules, granulomata, abscesses, and herpetiform or molluscum contagiosum-like lesions.
To the Editor: Among immunocompetent persons with cryptococcal disease, infection with a second organism is rare; all reported cases have involved concomitant mycobacterial infections (1).