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Virus AIDS Patient CNS Infection

A 40 year old woman who's HIV positive developed fever and headaches. Budding yeasts are seen in her cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The virulence of the infecting organism is due to which of the following?

A- Capsular polysaccharides
B- Cell wall sterols
C- Complement-ihibiting ligands
D- Mannan-binding lectins
E- Pseudohyphae
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I'm guessing A... thinking CN which contains an anti-phagocytic capsule...
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A- Capsular polysaccharides...
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i'm thinkin A, cryptococcus neoformans
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I was thinkin of "A" too ... Capsular polysaccaride ... from Cryptocosis
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