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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.
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(Biology) of, relating to, or caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans fungus
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We also just received our fourth Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation with Fast Track status from the FDA for MAT2203 for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis (CM).
Food and Drug Administration has designated MAT2203, Matinas' proprietary oral amphotericin B product, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product with Fast Track status for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis.
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Cryptococcal Meningitis is included in the US FDA's tropical disease priority review voucher programme.
Pre-emptive antifungal therapy: in adults and adolescents, if blood cryptococcal antigen screening positive among people with CD4 counts <100 cells/[micro]l (where lumbar puncture is negative or not feasible or if lumbar puncture excludes cryptococcal meningitis).
This molecular type is the causal agent of cryptococcal disease in immunocompromised patients, particularly with HIV/AIDS (3,16,27-29).
Background: The incidence of cryptococcal meningitis among immunocompetent patients increases, especially in China and imaging plays an important role.
Fifteen patients with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis were evaluated in the study (Table 1).
CSF opening pressure (OP) readings are a vital component of LPs and results often play an important role in guiding both diagnosis and management of patients with conditions such as cryptococcal meningitis, tuberculous meningitis, pseudotumour cerebri and normal-pressure hydrocephalus.
Results: Tuberculous meningitis was the most common presentation as secondary CNS illness (49%), followed by cryptococcal meningitis (16%) and cerebrovascular accidents (7%).
Disseminated cryptococcal infection resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as the initial clinical presentation of AIDS.