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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A systemic infection caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect any organ of the body but most often occurs in the central nervous system.

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  • n. A serious and potentially fatal fungal disease caused by members of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex, believed to be acquired by inhalation of the infectious propagule from the environment.

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  • n. a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system


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  • He could also get cryptococcosis, which is a fatal fungal disease that's contracted through inhalation.

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  • The clinical diagnosis can also be made difficult by associated diseases such as cryptosporidium, disseminated cryptococcosis, cytomegalovirus infection or mycobacterial infection.

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  • The deceased was Elizabeth MacIntyre, a thirty two year old woman who had died as a result of a rare infection, called cryptococcosis.

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  • Histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis are fungal diseases with symptoms that can include fatigue and fever.

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  • Health experts say pigeon droppings have been associated with three diseases: histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and psittacosis.

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  • Health experts say pigeon droppings have been associated with three diseases: Histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and psittacosis. - Local News

  • CRNS and the Institut Pasteur conducted research in France on patients diagnosed with cryptococcosis ...


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  • Three human diseases are known to be associated with pigeon feces: Histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and Psittacosis, according to a fact sheet developed by the New York City Top News Headlines

  • Another common form of cryptococcosis is central nervous system infection, such as meningoencephalitis.

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