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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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Scientists were particularly alarmed after finding a dangerous fungal known as Cryptococcus.
3] Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, and is generally associated with immunodeficiency and immunosuppressive agents.
Aspirates of both the contents of the buphthalmic globe and coelomic mass were consistent with Cryptococcus species.
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by genus Cryptococcus, that includes 10 species, being five species of the Cryptococcus gattii identified through phylogenetic analysis (LIU et al.
After initial investigation, cryptococcal meningitis was confirmed based on positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) India ink, positive agglutination test (CSF cryptococcal antigen titer > 1:4096) and Cryptococcus neoformans CSF positive culture.
The presence of growth-promoting factors in birds' excrement in the soil of places where birds are found in a large number serves as an excellent niche for these fungi, particularly human pathogenic fungi like Histoplasma capsulatum, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus (A.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in our patient obtained by lumbar puncture from an outside facility grew Cryptococcus neoformans, diagnosing the patient with Cryptococcus meningitis.
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection, whose etiology is the complex Cryptococcus neofromans/C.
These genera included Alternaria, Aspergillus, Candida, Chrysosporium, Cryptococcus, Exophiala, Fusarium, Histoplasma, Penicillium, Saccharomyces, Scopulariopsis and Trichophyton.
Cryptococcus neoformans is responsible for the majority of cases of PCC.
Causada pela levedura encapsulada, Cryptococcus neoformans, principal patogeno humano, de porta de entrada inalatoria, determinando a primoinfeccao pulmonar, que pode ser assintomatica ou sintomatica (QUEIROZ, 2008).
Current diagnostic facilities provided by ARL are Dengue virus testing (ELISA, PCR, Sertotyping), Hepatitis B and C virus PCR testing, Cryptococcus, testing, many other bacterial and viral infections and also providing facility for anti rabies vaccination.