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J Infect Chemother. 2018 Jul;24(7):573-575. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2017.12.014. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Cryptococcus gattii genotype VGIIa infection imported from Vancouver Island to Japan.

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1
Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan.
2
Department of Neurosurgery and Neuro-Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan.
3
Department of Chemotherapy and Mycoses, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1-23-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8640, Japan.
4
Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan. Electronic address: nozomitake@gmail.com.

Abstract

A 71-year-old Japanese man with travel history to the Vancouver Island, Canada was diagnosed the pulmonary and central nervous system infections caused by Cryptococcus gattii genotype VGIIa. This is the first imported case of Cryptococcus gattii genotype VGIIa infection from endemic area of North America to Japan. He was recovery with no residual neurological dysfunction by early resection of brain mass and antifungal therapy. Early surgical resection of cerebellar cryptococcoma may shorten the length of induction therapy with antifungal drugs.

KEYWORDS:

Cryptococcosis; Cryptococcus gattii; Japan; Surgery; Travel; Vancouver Island

PMID:
29352650
DOI:
10.1016/j.jiac.2017.12.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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