Serotype B/C Cryptococcus neoformans isolated from patients in nonendemic areas

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  • Of 90 clinical isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans studied, 3 were determined to be serotype B/C. The patients from whom these B/C isolates were obtained were identified as never having lived in or visited the areas associated with B/C serotypes. This finding suggests a broader geographic distribution of this serotype group than previously believed. The glycine-cycloheximide-phenol red medium described by Salkin and Hurd (J. Clin. Microbiol. 15:169-171, 1982) was shown to be more accurate in differentiating A/D and B/C serotype pairs of C. neoformans than the creatinine-dextrose-bromthymol blue medium described by Kwon-Chung et al.
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  • Fromtling RA; Shadomy S; Shadomy HJ; Dismukes WE
  • Start Page

  • 408
  • End Page

  • 410
  • Volume

  • 16
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  • 2