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Medicine For Fungal Meningitis
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
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
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
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
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
The cause: The difference refer to the different cause of the infection leading to meningitis. Meningitis is a term that describes inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. Infections are a common cause and the agent of the infection can be a bacterium, a virus or a fungus. ...Read more
What does fungal meningitis look like? Does it appear in throat? What are the symptoms? Live on state where there was outbreak. Thank you!
Fungal meningitis: There are several fungi that not infrequently cause meningitis. Among these are cryptococcus, coccidiodes, and rarely histoplasma and blastomyces. Without knowing whether you are referring to these or to the patients who received injections of contaminated steroids into their spinal column cannot answer your question very clearly. Meningitis has nothing to do with your throat directly. ...Read more
It depends: Fungal meningitis is bad stuff, tough to treat successfully, but usually deadly if not treated. Herpes encephalitis can cause severe disability and/or death and should be aggressively treated as early as possible. Other viral meningitis cases could potentially resolve successfully even without medication, and are often not even clearly diagnosed initially. ...Read more
While in hospital a month ago my mom received several steroid shots. Now it's a fungal mengitis outbreak. Does this devolp quickly how do u know if u have it or at risk?
Check with hospital:
The fungal infections emanated from a contaminated batch of a specially compounded steroid/analgesic preparation. Your hospital will know whether or not they purchased and used this particular compound.
If your mom is not ill now, it is very unlikely that she will become so. But never hurts to check. ...Read more
I heard New drugs for Remylination are available now...Is it true? Can they help my gf who's suffering from spasm and weakness after meningitis?
Name that drug: If you can name the drug you refer to for remyelination of nerves then, I will be able to look into that and tell you whether it is something that is currently available or in the pipeline. Personally, I have not heard of such drugs being available yet because if they were I'm sure there would've been an incredible amount of buzz throughout the neurology world. All quiet on the Western front. ...Read more
After 5 days of taking medicine and noticeable symptom improvement is it safe to assume that my meningitis is viral?
Can't the after effects of meningitis be reduced to some level, by use of medicines or any medical treatment?
What kind of therapy is there to treat the after effects remained by meningitis like cognition problem and others? Isn't there any medicines?
Maybe, maybe not: Treating the after effects of brain injury is somewhat difficult. Once the inflammation associated with the infection is gone, the baseline pattern of damage is revealed. Neuropsychologists can test and reveal the impaired functions. Impaired alertness can sometimes benefit from medication, but there are no specific treatments that can repair nerves destroyed during the illness. ...Read more
Some cognition prblm and some mental retardation due to bacterial meningitis. Is not there any treatment or therapy or medicine for this?
Unfotunately no: The brain structural damage is permanent. The only hope is that that remaining brain may adequately compensate for ability to function in life. Try caffeine tablet 100 mgm as a test to see if any improvement in mental cognition occur for next 3-4 hours. If so then give caffeine tablets life long. ...Read more
Can obstructive aqueduct stenosis hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be treated with medicines only if patient is improving? Or shunt in compulsory?
Shunt: The best treatment for obstructive hydro is a shunt all else being equal. ...Read more
Can baclofen 10 mg thrice and tizanidine 2 mg twice daily make a person drowsy? 22 years old fiancee is advised with these for spasm with TB medicine after TB meningitis. Can this slow her recovery??
Yes: Sorry, here in US I've never seen a case of TB meningitis but those are HEFTY doses of meds. I've had pts tell me that 2 mg of tizanidine once a day all by itself made them intolerably drowsy. It shouldn't delay recovery but I wouldn't be surprised if she spent her recovery in a fairly torpid state. ...Read more
If a toddler had bacterial meningitis with a high fever when their fever went down with medicine would they feel better or still be really sick?
Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts
TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produces a basilar arachnoiditis which often results in obstructive hydrocephaly and this usually requires CSF shunting, commonly a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. See a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more