Cryptococcus neoformans infections at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (1997-2002): epidemiology, microbiology and histopathology.

@article{Hoang2004CryptococcusNI,
  title={Cryptococcus neoformans infections at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (1997-2002): epidemiology, microbiology and histopathology.},
  author={Linda M N Hoang and John A. Maguire and Patrick Doyle and Murray Fyfe and Diane L. Roscoe},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 Pt 9},
  pages={935-40}
}
An outbreak of infections due to a rare subspecies of Cryptococcus neoformans (var. gattii) was recognized on Vancouver Island (VI), British Columbia, in 2002, which had affected 59, mostly immunocompetent, individuals since 1999. The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine if the outbreak had spread to Vancouver and its surrounding communities and (2) review the epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of all cryptococcal infections in patients admitted to the Vancouver… CONTINUE READING
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