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Do fungal infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: They can

While the blood-brain barrier is a critical regulator of interaction between the blood stream and the brain, it cannot keep everything "out".
Many infections, including fungal can spread to involve the brain. Some very serious fungal infections commonly involve the brain (central nervous system-cns).

In brief: They can

While the blood-brain barrier is a critical regulator of interaction between the blood stream and the brain, it cannot keep everything "out".
Many infections, including fungal can spread to involve the brain. Some very serious fungal infections commonly involve the brain (central nervous system-cns).
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