1209-1

CSF: Cryptococcus neoformans – Shipped September 2012

HISTORY

This sample was sent as a simulated CSF sample.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1209-1

  • Human infection with Cryptococcus species is thought to be acquired by inhalation of its spores or desiccated yeast cells.
  • Because of the neurotropic nature of the fungus, the most common clinical manifestation of cryptococcosis is meningoencephalitis.

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