Cryptococcus neoformans of unusual morphology

Appl Microbiol. 1973 Feb;25(2):309-12.

Abstract

A case of primary cryptococcosis of the lungs was caused by an isolate of Cryptococcus neoformans that assumes a giant form in tissue but which has a normal appearance on artificial culture. Electron microscopy revealed gross enlargement of the capsule and plasma membranes in the tissue form.

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Cell Wall
  • Cryptococcosis / pathology*
  • Cryptococcus / cytology*
  • Cryptococcus / isolation & purification
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / cytology
  • Female
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Lung / microbiology
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology*
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Microscopy, Phase-Contrast
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / pathology*
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Suppuration / microbiology