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submitted by welpdedelp(137),

Cryptococcal meningitis that is transferred through respiratory droplets


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I believe this is actually disseminated Blastomyces due to the "Broad Based Budding" as seen in the picture.

seagull  However, given the stain and some of the features I now see that this is most likely Crypto. THey like similar. my bad +9  
mjmejora  oh what a catch! I also thought this was Blasto until you explained otherwise +  
drmohandes  Blasto = broad-based budding, the two 'circles' look equal in size. Crypto = narrow-based -unequal- budding. +3