First contemporary case of human infection with Cryptococcus gattii in Puget Sound: evidence for spread of the Vancouver Island outbreak.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Upton, A; Fraser, JA; Kidd, SE; Bretz, C; Bartlett, KH; Heitman, J; Marr, KA

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3086 - 3088

PubMed ID

  • 17596366

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2045307

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00593-07


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States