Fungal colonization of the brain: anatomopathological aspects of neurological cryptococcosis.

  title={Fungal colonization of the brain: anatomopathological aspects of neurological cryptococcosis.},
  author={Ana Caroline Colombo and Marcio Lourenço Rodrigues},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  volume={87 2 Suppl},
Brain infection by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans results in an estimated 500,000 human deaths per annum. Colonization of the central nervous system (CNS) by C. neoformans causes different clinical syndromes that involve interaction of a number of fungal components with distinct brain cells. In this manuscript, our literature review confirmed the notion that the Cryptococcus field is expanding rapidly, but also suggested that studies on neuropathogenesis still represent a small fraction of… CONTINUE READING
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