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Cryptococcosis: update and emergence of Cryptococcus gattii


Dr. Sally Lester, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, 11308 92nd Street SE, Snohomish, WA 98290, USA


Abstract: Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease that occurs throughout the world. Recent reclassification of Cryptococcus species along with a change in the distribution pattern has prompted reevaluation of the organism and the diseases caused by this pathogen. This review highlights the emergence of Cryptococcus gattii as a primary pathogen in North America and summarizes our current understanding of the disease in mammals and birds.

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