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Cryptococcal Meningitis Rash And Lupus
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surveillance: is an important tool in the identification of cryptococcal infections in high risk populations. Guidelines can be found here: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241502979_eng.pdf In the general population symptoms and physical findings would result in a diagnostic spinal tap to make a diagnosis. MRI is indicated when the immune status of the infected individual precludes an inflammatory of antibody response. In that situation an MRI WITH contrast is necessary to identify the presence of infection. ...Read more
Please help all of my doctors are stumped . What can cause systemic lupus like symptoms and chronic bouts of aseptic meningitis ?
Should my doctors reconsider lupus diagnosis after getting viral meningitis twice in 10 months despite markers negative after plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and prednisone?
See below: If you have doubts with your diagnosis, you might want to seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Is hair loss permanent from taking 600mg of fluconazole for a year due to cryptococcal neoformans meningitis?
I DON'T: Honestly, I am not aware such drug is indicated for such condition. ...Read more
I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination i received 2 days ago?
Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash? My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test. Thank you
Have it examined: I would not take chances, all tests can have false positives, but you should respect this and have it looked at and treated immediaely if necessary ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: The bacterial meningitis rash looks like a bunch of tiny pin pricks initially, that develops into areas of skin looking almost like purple colored bruising, if you press the purple colored rash it won't turn white. If you see such a rash, plus stiff neck, fever headache or other symptoms of meningitis visit a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Meningitis: These are possible depending upon the causative organism. ...Read more
I had a pink rash on my lower back i had a glass on and put a lot of pressure on it and it fades. I am so worried if its meningitis.
I had a pink rash on my lower back. I had a glass on and put pressure on it and it fade. i am so worried if its a sign of meningitis.
How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?
Meningitis: The only way to diagnose Meningitis is to examine spinal fluid. If this diagnosis is a concern your child requires collection of Cerebral spinal fluid to determine meningitis. A non specific rash does not help the diagnosis. Some types of meningitis have a rash called a petechial rash which looks like tiny bruises that do not blanche. These can get bigger. See your doctor or ER now for meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a meningitis rash feel like its burns. I don't mean to the touch. I have a pin prick rash on my hands that feels like its burning.
Meningitis: It is a far cry from a skin eruption on your hands to a diagnosis of meningitis. The usual symptoms of meningitis include severe headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, alterations in level of consciousness or sensorium, photo and phonophobia, and so on. Go and see a doctor and have them examine your rash in order to be correctly diagnosed. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more
Paranoid: If you are alert enough to send in the question, you are unlikely to be in the early stages of an illness that could kill you in 12 hrs. If you're trolling the net to self diagnose, you get what you pay fore. If you are really concerned, go to urgent care.I cannot in good conscience tell you that what you have is not serious, just unlikely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers