Cryptococcosis produced by a urease negative strain of Cryptococcus neoformans

J Med Vet Mycol. 1993;31(1):87-9.


A urease negative strain of Cryptococcus neoformans was isolated form a patient with AIDS. The identification of the yeast was confirmed by physiological and pathogenicity tests. Clinically, the disseminated cryptococcal infection in our patient was identical to those reported in other patients with AIDS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections*
  • Adult
  • Cryptococcosis / drug therapy
  • Cryptococcosis / microbiology*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / enzymology*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / isolation & purification
  • Fluconazole / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urease*


  • Fluconazole
  • Urease