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Is cryptococcus neoformans a germ?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Cryptococcus
The organism is a yeast found in the environment (often linked to pigeon droppings) that can cause meningitis particularly in those with impaired immune systems such as organ transplant recipients and patients with untreated HIV infection.

In brief: Cryptococcus
The organism is a yeast found in the environment (often linked to pigeon droppings) that can cause meningitis particularly in those with impaired immune systems such as organ transplant recipients and patients with untreated HIV infection.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that can live in both plants and animals.

In brief: No
Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that can live in both plants and animals.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: ...
Cryptococcus is a fungus that can cause infection in humans.
Cryptococcus neoformans can cause meningitis, lung and skin infections more commonly in those with HIV or other conditions with weakened immune systems. Cryptococcus gattii has caused infections in people with normal immune system in the U.S. Pacific northwest.

In brief: ...
Cryptococcus is a fungus that can cause infection in humans.
Cryptococcus neoformans can cause meningitis, lung and skin infections more commonly in those with HIV or other conditions with weakened immune systems. Cryptococcus gattii has caused infections in people with normal immune system in the U.S. Pacific northwest.
Dr. Henry Selke
Dr. Henry Selke
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