Cryptococcus Gattii

Cryptococcus Gattii is a dangerous and deadly virus is spreading rapidly in the Northwestern part of USA. Cryptococcus gattii, also known as Cryptococcus neoformans var gattii, is encapsulated yeast found primarily in tropical and subtropical climates. Cryptococcus gattii causes the human diseases of pulmonary cryptococcosis, basal meningitis, and cerebral cryptococcomas. Occasionally, the fungus is associated with skin, soft tissue, lymph node, bone, and joint infections.

Cryptococcal disease is a very rare disease that can affect the lungs and nervous system in humans. The main complication of lung infection is respiratory failure. Central nervous system infection may lead to hydrocephalus, seizures and focal neurological deficit.


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