Cryptococcus gattii genotype VGI infection in New England

Russell J. McCulloh, Raina Phillips, John R. Perfect, Edmond J. Byrnes, Joseph Heitman, Elizabeth Dufort

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Abstract

Cryptococcus gattii is a known, emerging infectious disease pathogen predominantly in the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and British Columbia, Canada. We report a case of an immunocompetent adolescent from New England who had severe pulmonary and central nervous system infection caused by the VGI genotype of C. gattii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1111-1114
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus gattii
  • New England
  • cryptococcal meningitis
  • genotype VGI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    McCulloh, R. J., Phillips, R., Perfect, J. R., Byrnes, E. J., Heitman, J., & Dufort, E. (2011). Cryptococcus gattii genotype VGI infection in New England. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 30(12), 1111-1114. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e31822d14fd