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Mycoses. 1998 Sep-Oct;41(7-8):277-80.

Fungaemia due to Cryptococcus laurentii and a review of non-neoformans cryptococcaemia.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA.


Cryptococcus laurentii is one of several non-neoformans cryptococci that have rarely been associated with human infection. The spectrum of clinical infection due to non-neoformans species ranges from skin lesions to fungaemia. Most cases of non-neoformans fungaemia have been nosocomially acquired and have been associated with indwelling intravascular catheters and neutropenia. Limited data on in vitro susceptibilities of non-neoformans cryptococci show these species to be more resistant to fluconazole and flucytosine than most Cr. neoformans. Two such cases are presented here.

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