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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually meningitis: It usually causes a meningitis (infection of the spinal fluid), though it can sometimes disseminate and affect other organs, such as the brain, lung, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Multiple: Tests that may be done include: blood culture ct scan of the head sputum culture and stain lung biopsy bronchoscopy sp ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Multiple: Blurred vision or double vision (diplopia) bone pain or tenderness of the breastbone (sternum) chest pain confusion cough -- dry ... Read More
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis : The yeast cryptococcus entrees the body through the lungs but overt pneumonia is not usually found. Especially in those with an impaired immune system ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cryptococcus: Cryptococcus =fungi which may cause Cryptococcosis. (i.e., Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Brain, lungs: Cryptococcus, a fungus, is present in the soil and you do not need to be in the fields to catch it, if you are immunosuppressed. If you do not have a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that can live in both plants and animals.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Medication: Cryptococcosis that does not affect the central nervous system can be treated with Fluconazole alone. Cryptococcal meningitis should be treated for ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Fungus: Stachybotrys is a genus of molds, or asexually-reproducing, filamentous fungi. Cryptococcus (latin for "hidden sphere") is a genus of fungus. These fu ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Like any fungus...: ...It grows where it finds food. If the scalp is irritated by an allergy or mechanical scraping, it may produce discharge on which the cryptococcus co ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed indivi ... Read More
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