ALFRED P. SPIVACK, M.D.; JAY A. NADEL, M.D.; GEORGE M. EISENBERG, D.SC.
Since Zenker first reported a case of cryptococcal infection of man in 1861,23 review articles have shown an increasing number of reported cases.15, 16, 19 This is most probably due to a greater awareness of the disease and to improved laboratory diagnostic procedures. Cryptococcus neoformans is a yeastlike, nonsporulating, budding fungus characterized by the development of a wide capsule both in tissue and in culture. It is ovoid to spherical in shape, and 5 to 15 μ in diameter.11 The organism and its characteristic capsule can be demonstrated both in culture on Sabouraud's glucose medium and directly in spinal fluid
ALFRED P. SPIVACK, JAY A. NADEL, GEORGE M. EISENBERG. CRYPTOCOCCUS RENAL INFECTION: REPORT OF A CASE(CRYPTOCOCCUS RENAL INFECTION: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:990–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-990
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