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  • Cryptococcosis: SFAF
    an infection caused by a yeast-like fungus, typically Cryptococcus neoformans, found in soil and bird feces. A common manifestation is cryptococcal meningitis (CM), an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord; cryptococcosis may also become disseminated. Symptoms may include nausea, fever, headache, dizziness, stiff neck, vision and speech difficulties, changes in mental status, increased intracranial pressure and seizures; untreated CM can lead to coma and death. Cryptococcosis may also affect the lungs and may become disseminated, resulting in a red skin rash. Treatments include oral fluconazole and amphotericin B.
  • Cryptococcosis JAMA
    An infectious disease seen in HIV-infected patients due to the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, which is acquired via the respiratory tract. It can spread from the lungs to the brain, central nervous system, skin, skeletal system, and urinary tract. See also Cryptococcal Meningitis.
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