Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Causes Cryptococcal Meningitis

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Project Inform

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
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 microbe,...
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 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 »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

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 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...can be more serious in people with HIV. See Fact Sheet 501 for more information on thrush. Another opportunistic infection, cryptococcal meningitis, is discussed in Fact Sheet 503 . Fluconazole has been approved to treat both of these... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... 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 »