Medical Term:

cryptococcosis

Pronunciation: krip′tō-kok-ō′sis

Definition: An acute, subacute, or chronic infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, causing pulmonary, disseminated, or meningeal mycosis. The pulmonary form may resolve spontaneously in previously normal people, but dissemination to other organs is fatal if untreated; the most common clinical manifestation is meningitis.

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