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I'm scared of going into the fields, where does cryptococcus affect?

I'm scared of going into the fields, where does cryptococcus affect?

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 an immune disorder, you need not worry about restricting your wanderings. ...Read more

Dr. Stefan Riedel
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Cryptococcus (Definition)

Cryptococcus is a fungus that can cause infection in humans. Cryptococcus neoformans can cause meningitis, lung and skin infections more commonly in those with HIV. Cryptococcus gattii has caused infections in people with normal immune system in ...Read more


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I've been having extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

I've been having  extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day  & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

Probiotic therapy: Antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your digestive system, allowing "bad bacteria" to proliferate. Good bacteria are critical to digestion. If they are not present digestion is disrupted and digestive problems, such as odor and gas, can result. The solution is to consume probiotic supplements or foods such as greek yogurt and sauerkraut. Good bacteria in probiotics rebalance your system. ...Read more

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My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?

My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?

No problem: If you mean anti thyroid antibodies this is nothing to worry about. It is most likely a sign of hadhimotos disease which was the cause of her thyroid problem originally. If you mean a different antibody pmeSe re ask the question. ...Read more

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Help! abcess tooth 4 a very painful month.I go 2 the dentist monday.Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics.Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help?Allergic to penicillian.How can I ease pain?Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.

Help! abcess tooth 4 a very painful month.I go 2 the dentist monday.Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics.Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help?Allergic to penicillian.How can I ease pain?Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.

Yes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is likel: Bactrim is likely to help. Penicillins like Amoxicillin work better for infections in the mouth. Please take some pain medicine as long as you have pain. You can take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) unless your doctor gave you something stronger for pain already. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does cryptococcus affect?

What does cryptococcus affect?

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, and skin. ...Read more

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Can a cryptococcus gattii infection in a human be asymptomatic for years?

Can a cryptococcus gattii infection in a human be asymptomatic for years?

Yes: The fungus had previously affected only people with weakened immune systems. It is absorbed through the lungs and the symptoms of infection, which can appear two to several months after exposure, can include chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, fever and a cough lasting weeks. ...Read more

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Could a cryptococcus gattii infection in a human be asymptomatic and last for years?

Could a cryptococcus gattii infection in a human be asymptomatic and last for years?

No: Cryptococcal disease is a very rare disease that can affect the lungs (pneumonia) and nervous system (causing meningitis and focal brain lesions called cryptococcomas) in humans. The main complication of lung infection is respiratory failure. Central nervous system infection may lead to hydrocephalus, seizures and focal neurological deficit. Formerly known as cryptococcus neoformans. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cryptococcus?

What are the tests for cryptococcus?

Multiple: Tests that may be done include: blood culture ct scan of the head sputum culture and stain lung biopsy bronchoscopy spinal tap to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (csf) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture and other tests to check for signs of infection chest x-ray cryptococcal antigen test (looks for a certain molecule that the cryptococcus fungus can shed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cryptococcus?

What are the symptoms of cryptococcus?

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 it can cause a meningitis. ...Read more

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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more