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Cryptococcal Meningitis

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Stopping Maintenance Therapy Do the Drugs Cause Serious Side Effects? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Women? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Children or Infants? Drug Access Information Commentary The...
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Low CD4 count and Cryptococcal Meningitis

Hello Doctor,My fianc (male- age 30) is recently diagnosed with Cryptococcal Meningitis (CM) and AIDS. His CD4 count is only 31. He was hospitalized for 12 days and discharged 2 days ago. His WBC count is very low (somewhere around 1.4 if I am not...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hell SV:Thank you for your questions. The very good news is that many of his original symptoms "are gone." The weakness you describe will also slowly improve as his cryptococcal disease continues to be treated. He has completed 2 weeks... Read more »

Cryptococcal / Cryptococcal Meningitis

My incarcerated friend has HIV, t-cell ct 348, and no infections to date. Last week he received a positive test for the cyrptococcal microbe, and tho he is the "imate expert" on all sorts of current treatments, he has NO knowledge of this...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
You are probably referring to Cryptococcus neoformans, the cause of cryptococcal meningitis. Cryptococcus is yeast or fungus which you get breathing it into your lungs. You can't really avoid it-- it's common in the soil and in pigeon... Read more »

cryptococcal Meningitis (HIV Negative)

My husband died 2 weeks ago from cryptococcal Meningitis he was only 41 & he DID NOT have HIV. He worked inside a Brewery. The guys would have to go up and clean the roof and silos because of built up bird droppings. (Do they need to hire...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
I am very sad to hear of your loss. I don't know if any of the anwers will help heal that pain.Cryptococcal infections can occur in people who are on steroids, have lupus, cancer, leukemia, have organ transplants, or have congenital immune... Read more »

Death from crypto-coccal meningitis - 1981

Dear Dr. Feinberg,My husband was suffering from severe headaches in early November in 1981. He was admitted to hospital and after numerous test was diagnosed with crypto-coccal meningitis on the 30th December. As we live in South Africa, a very...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is highly likely that your husband did have AIDS. Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the opportunistic infections that plague HIV+ people who have advanced disease, and it occurs because their immune system can no longer protect them from common... Read more »
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