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Who Gets 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

Friday January 06, 2006 5:30 PM I'm at at a loss here. My partner, who has been pos for nearly 20 years now, has contracted CM (according to our ID doctor). What we don't understand is that based on "the literature"...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen several patients with cryptococcal meningitis with CD4 cells > 300-350 forinexplicable reasons. There are also scattered reports in the literature. For patients who have had a splenectomy the CD4 count is often... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
my psyciatrist said that aseptic meningitis gives you a neck so stiff that you cant move. so stiff that the person could lay on one chair and put their head on another separate chair and their body would remain stiffed and propped up on the chairs.... Read more »

Meningitis ARS Related?

Posted by lp77, 2 Replies
I'm SO scared. Okay here's my story I caught meningitis but Im worried it could be ARS. I recevied oral from a girl. We went to the movies and she gave me oral and I fingered her. I'm not clear if I fingered her then pull my penis out but im sure if... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Hello I had sex with a female sex worker 2 weeks ago, it was protected sex but when i pulled out I didn't hold on to the base of the condom and it stayed up in side of her.

I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. ... Read more »