cryptococcosis cryptococcosis

Definition(s):

  • (n) a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system

Usage(s):

  1. For them, cryptococcosis may be a severe or even fatal illness, usually caught by inhaling dust from pigeon droppings.
  2. They also produce cryptococcosis, which attacks the central nervous system, and severe respiratory infections that resemble tuberculosis but are far trickier.

News

  1. Meth use tied to deadly brain infection in mouse study

    Using the drug methamphetamine may increase the risk of death from a fungal lung infection called cryptococcosis, according to the results of a new study conducted in mic
    on August 1, 2013     Source: WOWK-TV West Virginia

  2. Methamphetamine increases susceptibility to deadly fungal infection

    ( American Society for Microbiology ) Methamphetamine use can make a person more susceptible to the lung infection cryptococcosis, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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