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
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
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection, whose etiology is the complex Cryptococcus
These genera included Alternaria, Aspergillus, Candida, Chrysosporium, Cryptococcus
, Exophiala, Fusarium, Histoplasma, Penicillium, Saccharomyces, Scopulariopsis and Trichophyton.
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.