Ways To Treat Cryptococcal Meningitis
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineI 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 to treat this... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolYou 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineSorry 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 »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThese illnesses are certainly compatible with HIV, and especially with low T cell counts meaning his immune system is severely damaged. He should get an HIV test and T cell subsets (a T cell count) as soon as possible. I would not recommend... Read more »
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