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Disease or Condition — Infections and Parasites:
Cryptococcus neoformans infection

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Description

Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans fungus. It is a rare but serious infection that can affect both humans and animals. Symptoms of cryptococcosis can vary depending on the affected organ, but may include fever, headache, confusion, and difficulty breathing. In humans, the infection is usually found in the lungs, but can also affect the central nervous system, skin, and other organs. Treatment typically involves antifungal medications.

Synonyms
  • cryptococcosis
  • European blastomycosis
  • torula
  • Torula histolytica infection
  • torulosis
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