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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


HUAMAN, Ana et al. Cryptococcus neoformans in the stools of dove (Columba livia) in metropolitan Lima. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.2, pp.85-89. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objectives: To evaluate the presence of Cryptococcus neoformans in the stools of domestic dove (Columba livia). Methods: Cross-sectional study carried-out in the city of Lima-Peru. 300 stool samples found in the soil of parks and hospital were collected. In addition, 30 sewage samples were also processed. Results: the fungus was isolated in 47 samples, Cryptococcus neoformans var neoformans was isolated in 7 of these samples, none was isolated from sewage samples. The seven strains showed 100% susceptibility to amphotericin B, nystatin and clotrimazol, but showed 100% resistance to fluconazole and itraconazole and 57% resistance to ketoconazole. Conclusions: Cryptococcus neoformansis found in the stools of domestic dove in metropolitan Lima.

Keywords : Cryptococcus; Columbidae; feces.

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