Insights on the genotype distribution among Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii Portuguese clinical isolates
- Autores: Inácio J, Maduro AP, Mansinho K, Martins ML, Meyer W, Silva I, Teles F
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Current Microbiology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24077953
This study provides a comprehensive picture of the C. neoformans/C. gattii molecular types most often associated with human cryptococcosis in Portugal and assesses the impact of C. gattii in these infections. One hundred and twenty-two clinical isolates, from distinct patients, were identified as C. neoformans and genotyped by URA5-RFLP, with the molecular types VNI (45.5 %) and VNIII (30.9 %) being the most commonly found ones.