Atypical isolate of Cryptococcus neoformans cultured from sputum of a patient with pulmonary cancer and blastomycosis

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  • Cryptococcus neoformans was isolated repeatedly from a patient with epidermoid carcinoma and pulmonary blastomycosis. The isolate was atypical in that it had only a minute capsule, caused persistent infection but no perceptible disease in mice, and initially appeared not to assimilate trehalose. Only after an incubation of 2 to 3 weeks did utilization of this substrate become apparent.
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  • Moser SA; Friedman L; Varraux AR
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  • 316
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  • 318
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  • 7
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  • 3