An acute, subacute, or chronic infection by Cryptococcus neoformans, chiefly affecting the central nervous system, causing a pulmonary, disseminated, or meningeal mycosis.
First described by Busse in Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, 1894, 16: 175-180.
- O. Busse:
Über parasitäre Zelleinschlüsse und ihre Züchtung.
Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1895 21: Vereins-Beilage 14.
- A. Buschke:
Über eine durch Coccidien hervorgerufene Krankheit des Menschen.
Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1895, 21: Vereins-Beilage 14.
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