Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cryptococcosis in non-immunosuppressed

Bestard J, Siddiqi ZA.  Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in immunocompetent patients: changing trends in Canada.  Neurology 74:15 April 13, 2010 pp 1233-1234

Cryptococcus neoformans have 3 subtypes :  var grubii and var neoformans affect immunosuppressed, whereas CN var gatii affects non-immunosuppressed, especially males.  Its found in decaying heartwood of decaying tree species in tropics and also Vancouver Island, exclusively in British Columbia. 

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