european-blastomycosis

European blastomycosis

noun Pathology.
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cryptococcosis

[krip-toh-ko-koh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings, and characterized by lesions, especially of the nervous system and lungs.
Also called European blastomycosis, torulosis.


Origin:
1935–40; < Neo-Latin; see cryptococcus, -osis

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cryptococcosis cryp·to·coc·co·sis (krĭp'tə-kŏ-kō'sĭs)
n.
A systemic infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans that can affect the lungs, skin, or other body organs but that occurs most often in the brain and meninges. Also called Busse-Buschke disease.

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