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How Can Cryptococcal Meningitis Be Treated

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Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? Cryptococcus is a fungus. It is very common in the soil. It can get into your
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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 of... Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about his health. He's been under treatment for almost two years now and he refuses to show me his pack of pills. I know hes taking "Stocrin"(we're from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stocrine is efavirenz which is a medicine used exclusively for HIV infection. Cryptococcal meningitis is an AIDS defining condition in someone who is HIV+. I would encourage you to either attend clinic with your husband or talk Read more »

Statistics on Cryptococcal Meningitis

Im wondering on the survival rate of Cryptococcal meningitis in the US. I was diagnosed with this and the doctors told my wife I had 24 hrs to live unless they started me on something. I remember collapsing but not much after that. It took 6...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...depends on level of brain damage that occurred. You are in good hands with Dr Wohl at UNC. We follow numerous pxs who experienced cryptococcal meningitis > decade ago and are now doing great. On the flip side some pxs still succumb to their... Read more »

Recurring cryptococcal meningitis

My brother was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and later HIV/AIDS in September last year on admission to hospital on 1st September 1999. He was put on amphotericin drug for two weeks and fluconazole thereafter, he was started on Combivir. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I don't think your brother has been optimally treated for either his cryptococcal meningitis or his HIV disease. He may be vomiting because he has increased pressure inside his brain ("intracranial pressure"). The way Read more »
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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 Read more »
Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...Deerfield, Ill., July 5 (Reuters) -- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the antifungal drug AmBisome for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients, Fujisawa Healthcare Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. said... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...can cause a serious infection called meningitis in the lining of the spinal cord and brain. If it is not treated correctly, cryptococcal meningitis can cause coma or death. Symptoms: Fever Headache Vision problems Confusion Nausea ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Glaxo Guts Ghana's Import of Generic Combivir and Prepares for Battle

...revelation came as South Africa announced it had reached an agreement with Pfizer over the provision of fluconazole to treat cryptococcal meningitis and, more recently, oral candidiasis. The threat of generic competition made Pfizer lift... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...in Zaire, is treated in Antwerp, Belgium, by Dr. Peter Piot. "He had died with something very unusual, with the disseminated cryptococcal meningitis; in other words, an infection with a fungus that is very rare," Piot recalls. Piot keeps samples... Read more »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... 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 »