Isolation of highly encapsulated Cryptococcus neoformans serotype B from a patient in New York City

E. J. Bottone, P. A. Kirschner, I. F. Salkin

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Abstract

For the first time, Cryptococcus neoformans serotype B was isolated from a patient in New York City, not a region endemic for B/C serotypes. The isolate was morphologically unusual, with cells several times larger in infected tissue than those characteristic of the yeastlike pathogen. This anomaly may be a problem in the identification of similar isolates. Two serotype differentiation media and a slide agglutination test were used for definitive serotype identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-188
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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