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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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New guideline aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis

New guideline aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis

NIH researchers gain new insights on rare immune deficiency

NIH researchers gain new insights on rare immune deficiency

False positive monkeypox tests in low-risk patients with no exposures

False positive monkeypox tests in low-risk patients with no exposures

RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Approved by European Commission as an Oral Treatment for Adults with Active Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Approved by European Commission as an Oral Treatment for Adults with Active Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

CHMP recommends approval of upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) for the treatment of adults with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis

CHMP recommends approval of upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) for the treatment of adults with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis

Innovative cancer treatment effective in combating fungal infection in vitro and in mice

Innovative cancer treatment effective in combating fungal infection in vitro and in mice

Researchers discover unique mechanism that drives spread of deadly infection

Researchers discover unique mechanism that drives spread of deadly infection

New study examines origin of cryptococcosis within the central nervous system

New study examines origin of cryptococcosis within the central nervous system

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