an infection caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans, which is found in soil and bird feces. A common manifestation is cryptococcal meningitis; the disease may also become disseminated.
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans; may infect lungs, central nervous system, skin, and lining of body cavity.
An infectious disease seen in HIV-infected patients due to the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, which is acquired via the respiratory tract. It can spread from the lungs to the brain, the central nervous system, the skin, the skeletal system, and the urinary tract. See Cryptococcal Meningitis.