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  • Caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, a single-budding yeast cell with a thick capsule, stains with India ink, found in soil contaminated with pigeon excrement

  • It is a granulomatous disease

  • Diabetics and immunocompromised are predisposed

  • Frequently produces meningitis

  • Well circumscribed mass (40%), usually peripheral in location

  • Lobar/segmental consolidation (35%)

  • Cavitation (15%)

  • Hilar/ mediastinal adenopathy