KEGG   DISEASE: Cryptococcosis
Entry
H00364                      Disease                                
Name
Cryptococcosis
Description
Cryptococcus is a pathogenic yeast that causes opportunistic infection, especially in the immunocompromised patient. It mainly infects the central nervous system and causes meningitis. Cryptococcal lung disease is also an important clinical outcome, leading to severe pneumonia with respiratory failure.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Mycosis
  Infections caused by basidiomycetes
   H00364  Cryptococcosis
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Mycoses
   1F27  Cryptococcosis
    H00364  Cryptococcosis
Pathogen
Cryptococcus neoformans [GN:cne cnb cng]
Cryptococcus gattii [GN:cgi]
Drug
Amphotericin B [DR:D00203]
Fluconazole [DR:D00322]
Flucytosine [DR:D00323]
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1F27
ICD-10: B45
MeSH: D003453
MedlinePlus: 001328
Reference
  Authors
Desalermos A, Kourkoumpetis TK, Mylonakis E
  Title
Update on the epidemiology and management of cryptococcal meningitis.
  Journal
Expert Opin Pharmacother 13:783-9 (2012)
DOI:10.1517/14656566.2012.658773
Reference
  Authors
Shirley RM, Baddley JW
  Title
Cryptococcal lung disease.
  Journal
Curr Opin Pulm Med 15:254-60 (2009)
DOI:10.1097/MCP.0b013e328329268d
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