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The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans typically lives in soil but is also found in pigeon droppings. Generally the disease is acquired by inhaling contaminated dust although a large number of patients with immunosuppression develop disseminated cryptococcosis.

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Researchers discover way to stop deadly fungus from spreading to the brain

Researchers discover way to stop deadly fungus from spreading to the brain

Common angina drug can stimulate patient's own white blood cells to combat cryptococcosis

Common angina drug can stimulate patient's own white blood cells to combat cryptococcosis

Cryptococcus research: an interview with Associate Professor Kirsten Nielsen

Cryptococcus research: an interview with Associate Professor Kirsten Nielsen

Specialised white blood cell in birds can destroy fatal fungal infection

Specialised white blood cell in birds can destroy fatal fungal infection

Drug used for treating breast cancer also kills fungal disease

Drug used for treating breast cancer also kills fungal disease

Newly discovered compound could be developed as antifungal drug to treat fungal infections

Newly discovered compound could be developed as antifungal drug to treat fungal infections

HIV-infected people who carry gene face greater risk of contracting cryptococcal disease

HIV-infected people who carry gene face greater risk of contracting cryptococcal disease

METH use can make person more susceptible to fungal lung infection

METH use can make person more susceptible to fungal lung infection

Metallothioneins play major role in virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans

Metallothioneins play major role in virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans

ZOLOFT holds promise against cryptococcal meningitis

ZOLOFT holds promise against cryptococcal meningitis

New rapid blood test for early diagnosis of cryptococcosis

New rapid blood test for early diagnosis of cryptococcosis

IMMY, University of Nevada receive FDA clearance for CrAg Lateral Flow Assay

IMMY, University of Nevada receive FDA clearance for CrAg Lateral Flow Assay

IMMY, University of Nevada, Reno collaborate to make new blood test for Cryptococcosis

IMMY, University of Nevada, Reno collaborate to make new blood test for Cryptococcosis

Nearly 1 in 5 cases of infection with C. neoformans caused by multiple strains of pathogen: Research

Nearly 1 in 5 cases of infection with C. neoformans caused by multiple strains of pathogen: Research

Determinants of disease presentation and outcome during cryptococcosis

Determinants of disease presentation and outcome during cryptococcosis