Identification of Cryptococcus neoformans by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in blood culture

Max Roberto Batista Araújo, Elaine Gomes de Morais Santos, Vanessa Wolf, Luisa Ferreira Seabra

Abstract


This is a report of isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from blood culture. Identification was conducted by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The relevance of this report is related to the site affected, the severity of the infection, and the importance of correct and rapid identification of the causative pathogen for a successful treatment and for reducing the risk of morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Cryptococcus neoformans; blood culture; spectrometry; mass; Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization


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Cryptococcus neoformans; blood culture; spectrometry; mass; Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization

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