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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jul-2009
metadata.dc.creator: COSTA, Solange do Perpétuo Socorro Evangelista
LAZÉRA, Márcia dos Santos
SANTOS, Wallace Raimundo Araujo dos
MORALES, Bernardina Penarrieta
BEZERRA, Cláudia de Carvalho Falci
NISHIKAWA, Marília Martins
BARBOSA, Gláucia Gonçalves
TRILLES, Luciana
NASCIMENTO, José Luiz Martins do
WANKELL, Bodo
Title: First isolation of Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGII and Cryptococcus neoformans molecular type VNI from environmental sources in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil
Citation: COSTA, Solange do PSE et al. First isolation of Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGII and Cryptococcus neoformans molecular type VNI from environmental sources in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 104, n. 4, p. 662-664, jul. 2009. Disponível em: <http://www.scielo.br/pdf/mioc/v104n4/23.pdf>. Acesso em: 21 jun. 2011. <http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762009000400023>.
Abstract: Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii 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 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: Pará - Estado
Belém - PA
Amazônia brasileira
Cryptococcus neoformans
Cryptococcus gattii
Meningite
Fungos
ISSN: 0074-0276
1678-8060
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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