Pulmonary Cryptococcocal Infection
Cryptococcus is an important opportunistic, pathogenic fungus that can infect both immunocompromised and
immunocompetent individuals. The infection always involves the central nervous system (CNS), presenting as meningitis
or meningoencephalitis. Cryptococcal infections of the lung also occur; however, these infections have been largely
ignored because of the atypical clinical symptoms associated with them. Therefore, it is necessary to study Cryptococcus
infections of the lung to gain a better understanding of the epidemiology, treatment and diagnosis of pulmonary
Keywords: Cryptococcus neoformans, Cryptococcus gattii, pneumonia.
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