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Medicine For Cryptococcus
Tests that may be done include:
ct scan of the head
sputum culture and stain
spinal tap to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (csf)
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture and other tests to check for signs of infection
cryptococcal antigen test (looks for a certain molecule that the cryptococcus fungus can shed. ...Read more
Cryptococcosis that does not affect the central nervous system can be treated with Fluconazole alone.
Cryptococcal meningitis should be treated for two weeks with intravenous amphotericin b
and oral Flucytosine or intravenous Flucytosine if the patient is unable to swallow). This should then be followed by oral Fluconazole for ten weeks[7. ...Read more
What would cause cryptococcus albidus to be growing so thick on my sons head...Dsmo and stieprox are the treament. It covers the entire top of head?
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 could feed and grow. ...Read more
Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more
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
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
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
Splenectomy scheduled do to 3.8cm tumor. Own a farm with pigeons present (Cryptococcus). Is this a valid concern? I know it's an odd question.
This article may be helpful::
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17905439
Help is on the way:
http://cvi. Asm. Org/content/15/8/1176.full ...Read more
Cryptococcus: a few q's: how hard is it to be diagnoses with this fungus? Would all blood tests be positive, or could a false positive be LIKELY?
Cryptococcus: The usual species is C. neoformans. Encapsulated strains are diagnosed by detection of cryptococcal antigen in CSF, sputum and urine. Blood cultures may be positive. India ink of the CSF is a microscopic method of diagnosis. Diagnosis may be more difficult if infected with C. gatti or a non-encapsulated strain but this is very uncommon. False negative results are also rare. ...Read more
51 yom w/ hx of latent tb, and 2 yr hx chronic non-bloody, productive cough. Neg cryptococcus, coccidioidies. No response to 3 wk LABA. What to do?
Difficulty breathing. Woke up at 6am and couldn't take a breathe. Extreme pain in chest when deep breathe administered. Headaches. Cryptococcus gattii?
CULTFUNGI Result 1 Colony Sterile mold, does not produce conidia necessary for identification.1 Colony Yeast not Cryptococcus neoformans Do I need med?
No pathogens noted
Culture again if symptoms persist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
CULT FUNGI Result 1 Colony Sterile mold, does not produce conidia necessary for identification. 1 Colony Yeast not Cryptococcus neoformans. Explain?
Petri dish jargon: This is the microbiologist's report on two single colonies of different fungi. One is a yeast form and one is a mould. Neither can be identified as to what 'species' it is, but it doesn't matter since these are what we call 'contaminants'. I suspect this was a 'sputum' sample? This occurs quite commonly in those specimens. If you're not feeling well, good to see the doc who ordered the test. ...Read more