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Yallah 06-17-2010 04:18 PM

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

inder 06-17-2010 05:37 PM

I'm guessing A... thinking CN which contains an anti-phagocytic capsule...

khushboo 06-18-2010 04:36 AM

A- Capsular polysaccharides...

drsue 06-18-2010 03:48 PM

i'm thinkin A, cryptococcus neoformans

Mohabravo 06-19-2010 12:46 AM

I was thinkin of "A" too ... Capsular polysaccaride ... from Cryptocosis

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