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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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