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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013


Cryptococcus gattii Infections in Multiple States Outside the US Pacific Northwest

Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test with a 70% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: September 19, 2013; Expiration date: September 19, 2014

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish characteristics of Cryptococcus gattii infection

• Analyze the clinical presentation of C. gattii infection in the United States

• Evaluate the management of C. gattii infection

• Distinguish outcomes of C. gattii infection.

CME Editor

Cathy Young, Copyeditor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Claudia Chesley has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Julie R. Harris, PhD, MPH; Shawn R. Lockhart, PhD; Gail Sondermeyer, MPH; Duc J. Vugia, MD, MPH; Matthew B. Crist, MD, MPH; Melissa Tobin D’Angelo, MD; Brenda Sellers; Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD, MPH; Monear Makvandi, MPH; Chad Smelser, MD; John Greene, MD; Danielle Stanek, DVM; Kimberly Signs, DVM; Randall J. Nett, MD, MPH; Tom Chiller, MD, MPH; and Benjamin J. Park, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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