Molecular methods for the diagnosis and characterization of Cryptococcus: a review.

@article{Sidrim2010MolecularMF,
  title={Molecular methods for the diagnosis and characterization of Cryptococcus: a review.},
  author={Jos{\'e} J{\'u}lio Costa Sidrim and Ana Karoline Freire da Costa and Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro and Raimunda S{\^a}mia Nogueira Brilhante and Fernanda Edna Ara{\'u}jo Moura and D{\'e}bora de Souza Collares Maia Castelo-Branco and M. D. de Araujo Neto and Marcos F{\'a}bio Gadelha Rocha},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={445-58}
}
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts of the genus Cryptococcus, with Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii as the primary pathogenic species. This disease is a threat to immunocompromised patients, especially those who have AIDS. However, the disease has also been described in healthy individuals. The tests used to identify these microorganisms have limitations that make final diagnosis difficult. However, currently there are specific gene sequences that can be used… CONTINUE READING