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cryptococcosis


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

  • For them, cryptococcosis may be a severe or even fatal illness, usually caught by inhaling dust from pigeon droppings.
  • They also produce cryptococcosis, which attacks the central nervous system, and severe respiratory infections that resemble tuberculosis but are far trickier.
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  • 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
    July 31, 2013 - WOWK-TV West Virginia
  • 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.
    July 30, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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