THEODORE E. HAUSER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Cryptococcosis is a rather uncommon infection which may be either subacute or chronic, and may involve many organs. Almost invariably there is a terminal meningitis.1
Human infections have been found throughout the world; in the United States, they are found chiefly in the southern states. They have also been found in many species of animals, including the dog, cat, horse, cow, guinea pig, monkey and fox. The evidence points to a saprophytic existence of the yeast, independent of human or animal infection. There is no evidence of cross-infection, or of spread from animal to animal or man to man.
HAUSER TE. CRYPTOCOCCOSIS: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:816–822. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-4-816
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(4):816-822.
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