AIDS patient death caused by novel Cryptococcus neoformans x C. gattii hybrid

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;14(7):1105-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1407.080122.


Interspecies hybrids of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii have only recently been reported. We describe a novel C. neoformans x C. gattii hybrid strain (serotype AB) that was previously described as C. gattii and that caused a lethal infection in an AIDS patient from Canada.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Cryptococcus / genetics*
  • Cryptococcus / isolation & purification
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / genetics*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / isolation & purification
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Fungal
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Ploidies
  • Serotyping