Tremendous progress has been made in the last two decades in understanding the biology, ecology, and pathogenesis of C. neoformans. The emerging picture is that Cn virulence factors for mammals are selected for survival in the soil. In particular, attributes such as the capsule, melanin, and phospholipase are dual use virulence factors that allow the property of pathogenicity for animals and the ability to survive in the harsh environment of soils. In addition, Cn presents new cellular biological problems that are unique to this organism. For example, understanding the construction and assembly of the polysaccharide capsule will provide new insights into eukaryotic cell biology. Similarly, this organism may provide some insights into the emergence of sexual types in biology. The realization that Cn has a unique biology is catalyzing a transition from the study of pathogenesis to an increasing focus on understanding the cellular biology of this remarkable organism.

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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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