What is the difference between CRYPTOCOCCAL disease and CRYPTOCOCCAL INFECTION

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Cryptococcosis is a pulmonary or disseminated infection acquired by inhalation of soil contaminated with the encapsulated yeast Cryptococcus neoformans or C. gattii. Symptoms are those of pneumonia, meningitis, or involvement of skin, bones, or viscera. Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by different germs, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Two types of fungus can cause cryptococcal meningitis (CM). They are called Cryptococcus neoformans (C
Both are caused by Cryptococcus neoformans ; A type of fungus Commonly seen in immunocompromised people

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