CSF: Cryptococcus neoformans – Shipped September 2012
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.