J Mycol Med 2017 Sep 31;27(3):421-424. Epub 2017 May 31.
Lab. Micologia Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Pascal 36, 20133, Milano, Italy. Electronic address:
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J Infect Dev Ctries 2013 Sep 16;7(9):680-5. Epub 2013 Sep 16.
Aga Khan University and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
Cryptococcosis is a potentially fatal fungal disease caused by variants of Cryptococcus neoformans species. The respiratory tract is the usual portal of entry, with a peculiar predilection to invade the central nervous system. The skin can be secondarily involved in disseminated infection or be exceptionally involved as primary cutaneous infection by inoculation. Read More
Mycopathologia 2016 Aug 4;181(7-8):603-8. Epub 2016 Mar 4.
Lab. Micologia Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Pascal 36, 20133, Milan, Italy.
Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii are the major cause of fungal meningitis, a potentially lethal mycosis. Since pigeon excreta and other environmental sources can be considered a significant environmental reservoir of this species in urban areas, 100 samples of pigeon excreta and 420 samples from Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Olea europaea (olive tree) around the city of Tripoli, Libya, were collected. Read More
Med Trop (Mars) 1992 Oct-Dec;52(4):435-8
Département de Microbiologie, Université de Kinshasa, Zaïre.
Since the introduction of AIDS, the biovar neoformans of Cryptococcus neoformans has replaced the biovar gattii as the predominant agent of cryptococcal meningitis in Kinshasa and in other tropical areas. That this is not an absolute rule is demonstrated by the present case of a HIV-positive patient, observed at the Kinshasa University Hospital, with cryptococcal meningitis due to the biovar gattii. Only four cases of this association have been published before. Read More
Int J Infect Dis 2014 Sep 11;26:110-5. Epub 2014 Jul 11.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
Objectives: To describe the clinical features, treatments, outcomes, and subtype prevalence of cryptococcosis in Singapore.
Methods: All patients with laboratory confirmed cryptococcal infections admitted from 1999 to 2007 to a teaching hospital in Singapore were reviewed retrospectively. Identification and molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans variants and Cryptococcus gattii were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Read More