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Medical Term:

cryptococcosis

Pronunciation: krip'to-kok-o'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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