Cryptococcus Gattii

Joseph Halliday, DO
Friday, April 11, 2014
Category: Environmental ID, Immunocompromised Host, Mould Infections

Dr. Joseph Halliday discusses an emerging fungal pathogen, C. gattii and outbreaks in the Northwest US and British Columbia. C. gattii is an encapsulated yeast most often seen in immunocompromised patients, but epidemic varieties infect immunocompetent patients as well. He also discusses the presence of endemic C. gattii, clinical manifestations of this fungal infection, diagnosis, management, and complications.

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