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When might I have fungal meningitis?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Potentially any time

Although some organisms causing fungal meningitis occur in people with depressed immune systems, living in california makes one at risk for coccidiodomycosis (valley fever) which in some cases can cause meningitis.
The endemic area in ca is the central valleys and it is spread from soil by airborne spores. There is also an outbreak of aspergillus meningitis in the usa from contaminated main med.

In brief: Potentially any time

Although some organisms causing fungal meningitis occur in people with depressed immune systems, living in california makes one at risk for coccidiodomycosis (valley fever) which in some cases can cause meningitis.
The endemic area in ca is the central valleys and it is spread from soil by airborne spores. There is also an outbreak of aspergillus meningitis in the usa from contaminated main med.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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