Cryptococcus (gattii)

Sites

  • Lungs
  • Skin
  • Cns

Risk Factors

  • Found on West coast/Pacific Northwest
  • Can cause pneumonia in normal hosts
  • Can also infect those w/HIV and advance t-cell deficiencincy states

Symptoms

  • Subacute cough
  • Sob
  • Chest pain
  • F
  • Ha
  • CNS sx of subacute confusion