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Doctor insights on: Fungal Meningitis Prognosis

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How do you treat fungal meningitis?

How do you treat fungal meningitis?

Antifungals: Fungal meningitis is rather uncommon in normal individuals. Most of the times seen in patients with AIDS and/ or spinal procedures. The treatment is usually iv/ po anti fungal directed at the specific fungal organism. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fungal Meningitis (Definition)

The disease is characterized by acute neurologic dysfunction. Usually presents with chills, fever and neurologic symptoms such as change in mental status or confusion. This is all from fungal infection in the central nervous system. This is not as common as ...Read more


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When might I have fungal meningitis?

When might I have fungal meningitis?

Fungal meningitis: You would only have this if immunosuppressed such as with HIV or medications that suppress the immune system such as in transplant patients. End stage cancer patients and other critically ill patients on strong IV antibiotics can also get this. If you have fungal meningitis you probably would not be able to write the email. ...Read more

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What number of deaths due fungal meningitis us?

Fungal meningitis: Fungal meningitis is a highly lethal disorder as to the number of the deaths within the US per year the best contact would be the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention in Atlanta GA ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fungal meningitis?

Bad infection. : The disease is characterized by acute neurologic dysfunction. Usually presents with chills, fever and neurologic symptoms such as change in mental status or confusion. This is all from fungal infection in the central nervous system. This is not as common as bacterial or viral meningitis. ...Read more

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Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Unlikely: There are many, many more likely reasons to have behavioral changes. Furthermore, isolated behavioral changes would be an unusual presentation of meningitis. Fever, neck stiffness, intolerance of light, and lethargy can often be seen in meningitis. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for fungal meningitis?

What treatments are available for fungal meningitis?

Antifungal agents: There are a number of antifungal agents that are available depends on organism - things like Amphotericin B - would defer this to infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is treatment for fungal meningitis?

Fungal meningitis: Fungal meningitis is treated with antibiotics, there are several specific antibiotics used depending on the type of fungus. ...Read more

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When might my doctor seek additional help if I have fungal meningitis?

When might my doctor seek additional help if I have fungal meningitis?

Often: Fungal meningitis is a serious, life-threatening illness. Most physicians consult infectious disease specialists to assist in treating this illness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between viral, bacterial, and fungal meningitis?

Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more