First contemporary case of human infection with Cryptococcus gattii in puget sound: Evidence for spread of the Vancouver Island outbreak

Arlo Upton, James A. Fraser, Sarah E. Kidd, Camille Bretz, Karen H. Bartlett, Joseph Heitman, Kieren A. Marr

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Abstract

We report a case of cryptococcosis due to C. gattii which appears to have been acquired in the Puget Sound region, Washington State. Genotyping confirmed identity to the predominant Vancouver Island genotype. This is the first documented case of human disease by the major Vancouver Island emergence strain acquired within the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3086-3088
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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