Aline Almeida Amaral

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In Brazil, 4.5% of the AIDS-related opportunistic infections are caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. This pathogen is a ubiquitous environmental basidiomycetous encapsulated yeast, commonly found in soil and avian excreta. The present study investigates further the population structure of clinical and environmental C. neoformans isolates from south Brazil.(More)
We inquiry, in the epidemiologic history of 42 patients with cryptococcosis, the contact with pigeon, trying to find the possible source of infection. Of these patients, the information compatible with ecologic niche of Cryptococcus neoformans was positive in 16. Fifty nine samples were recovered from soil, associated with pigeon habitat. We found C.(More)
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