Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cryptococcal Lung Infection Types

Three types of cryptococcal infection include:

  • Pulmonary cryptococcosis:
    • The site of initial infection.
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Disseminated cryptococcosis:
    • Infection has spread to the skin and other locations outside the brain.

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cryptococcal Lung Infection References
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