HENRY C. ROBERTSON JR., M.D.; VINCE MOSELEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Torula invasion of the central nervous system is an uncommon occurrence, approximately 105 verified cases having been recorded since it was first reported by Busse in 1849. The disease is usually fatal, and there are no satisfactorily proved cases of recovery. The literature contains several excellent reviews of this subject, and it is not the purpose of this report to repeat these comprehensive discussions.
The causative organism, Cryptococcus neoformans, perhaps more familiarly known as Torula histolytica, is a yeastlike organism which occurs normally in many types of grasses, insects, beeswax, pickle brine and milk. Strains have been isolated from the
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ROBERTSON HC, MOSELEY V. CRYPTOCOCCUS MENINGITIS: REPORT OF CASE WITH SURVIVAL AFTER 14 MONTHS(CRYPTOCOCCUS MENINGITIS: REPORT OF CASE WITH SURVIVAL AFTER 14 MONTHS*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1538–1540. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1538
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1538-1540.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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