The status of cryptococcosis in Latin America

  title={The status of cryptococcosis in Latin America},
  author={Carolina Firacative and Jairo Lizarazo and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Illnait-Zaragoz{\'i} and E Casta{\~n}eda},
  booktitle={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
Cryptococcosis is a life-threatening fungal infection caused by the encapsulated yeasts Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii, acquired from the environment. In Latin America, as occurring worldwide, C. neoformans causes more than 90% of the cases of cryptococcosis, affecting predominantly patients with HIV, while C. gattii generally affects otherwise healthy individuals. In this region, cryptococcal meningitis is the most common presentation, with amphotericin B and fluconazole being the… CONTINUE READING
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