Determining the First Isolation, Antifungal Susceptibility, and Molecular Characterization of Cryptococcus neoformans from the Environment in Croatia

The purpose of this study was to identify the molecular types and antifungal susceptibility of Cryptococcus neoformans species complex isolates from Croatian environmental sources. Swab samples of tree hollows and bird excreta were collected from the soil beneath trees. Samples included 472 (92.73%) samples obtained from tree hollows and 37 (7.27%) samples obtained from bird excreta. Four C. neoformans species complex isolates were recovered from tree hollow swabs collected along the route. There were no isolates recovered from bird excreta or the continental area along the Mediterranean coast. Three isolates were identified as having the molecular type VNI and one as having the molecular type VNIV. All of the antifungals tested showed significant in vitro activity against the four isolates. This is the first report demonstrating the presence of the C. neoformans species complex in the Croatian environment. The study’s findings point to a significant

Author (s) Details

Donjeta Pllana-Hajdari
Department of Molecular Microbiology, National Institute of Public Health, Prishtina 10 000, Kosovo.

Massimo Cogliati
Laboratorio di Micologia Medica, Dipartimento Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 20133, Italy.

Ana Cicmak
Department for Parasitology and Mycology, Croatian Institute for Public Health, Zagreb 10 000, Croatia.

Sanja PleŇ°ko
Department of Clinical and Molecular Microbiology, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb 10 000, Croatia.

Emilija Mlinaric-Missoni
Department for Parasitology and Mycology, Croatian Institute for Public Health, Zagreb 10 000, Croatia.

Ivana Marekovic
Department of Clinical and Molecular Microbiology, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb 10 000, Croatia.

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