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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 4, 2009, pp. 662-664
Bioline Code: oc09148
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 4, 2009, pp. 662-664

 en First isolation of Cryptococcus gattii check for this species in other resources molecular type VGII and Cryptococcus neoformans check for this species in other resources molecular type VNI from environmental sources in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil
Costa, Solange do PSE; Lazéra, Márcia dos S; Santos, Wallace RA; Morales, Bernardina P; Bezerra, Cláudia CF; Nishikawa, Marília M; Barbosa, Gláucia G; Trilles, Luciana; do Nascimento, José LM & Wanke, Bodo

Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans check for this species in other resources and Cryptococcus gattii check for this species in other resources are important agents of meningoencephalitis in humans in the city of Belém. This clinical data suggests that the region may be a highly endemic area for the pathogenic Cryptococcus check for this species in other resources species within the state of Pará (PA), Northern Brazil. Preliminary analysis of 11 environmental samples from the city of Belém showed two positive locations, including a hollow of a kassod tree (Senna siamea) colonized simultaneously by C. gattii molecular type VGII and C. neoformans molecular type VNI, and a birdcage in a commercial aviary positive for C. neoformans, molecular type VNI. This is the first evidence of an environmental occurrence of molecular types VNI and VGII in PA.

Keywords
Cryptococcus neoformans - Cryptococcus gattii - cryptococcosis - Belém - Pará

 
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