Cryptococcosis



[krip-toh-ko-koh-sis] /ˌkrɪp toʊ kɒˈkoʊ sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
1.
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings, and characterized by lesions, especially of the nervous system and lungs.

cryptococcosis cryp·to·coc·co·sis (krĭp’tə-kŏ-kō’sĭs)
n.
A systemic infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect the lungs, skin, or other body organs but that occurs most often in the brain and meninges. Also called Busse-Buschke disease.

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