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Getting Rid Of Cryptococcal Meningitis

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Cryptococcal Meningitis

The Bottom Line Cryptococcal meningitis occurs most often in people with CD4 cell counts below 50. Although antifungal drugs can prevent cryptococcal meningitis, they are usually not used because of their high cost and the risk of developing drug-resistant yeast infections. If you get meningitis, early diagnosis might allow treatment with less toxic drugs. Contact your health care provider if you have headaches, a stiff neck, vision problems,...
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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

Hi My boyfriend was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis on the 14/03/2011 and he was on diflucan and flucanazone treatement and he was discharged after a week because he aske the doctor to dischage him, he was readmitted on the 25/03/2011 because...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Sorry to hear about your loss. This sounds like a very complicated case and it is very difficult to know the circumstances under which various treatment decisions were made, or what was going on clinically that caused such a rapid decline in his... Read more »

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 »

recurrent cryptococcal meningitis

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcal meningitis, and CMV in 1996. He had been very healthy up until about a year ago. He was taken to the hospital and the first week he was there, he lost his speach, ability to walk,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like your husband's physician is attributing his neurological deterioration to the recurrence of the cryptococcal meningitis. If indeed seizures and his other problems are due to cryptococcal infection, then unfortunately the disease... Read more »
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My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication it keeps him... Read more »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »

Husband has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
I am married to a 53 year old man who has AIDS, caught we believe through an accident when he and a labourer fell off the roof and both had lots of deep gashes and lots of blood!! They were mopping each other up. I live in South Africa where it... Read more »

why all the disention?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is so much hatred and animosity on this board and it is so sad.Why can't everyone just give it a rest.Okay everyone has their views, and that what makes human beings individual.That being said, this same "phenomemon" is what makes EACH... Read more »