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J. Clin. Microbiol. 1997 Oct;35(10):2683-5
The unusual proportion of serotype D strains of Cryptococcus neoformans infecting patients diagnosed with cryptococcosis in some parts of France prompted the analysis of DNA fingerprints obtained with 26 clinical and 29 environmental isolates from the same area. Our results suggest that pigeon droppings are a potential source of pathogenic strains of C. neoformans serotype D, as previously demonstrated for serotype A.