cryptococcal meningitis


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cryptococcal meningitis

[‚krip·tə′käk·əl ‚men·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the meninges due to yeasts of the genus Cryptococcus.
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The other different diagnoses are as follows- cryptococcal meningitis in 6% patients, cryptosporidium diarrhoea in 10% patients and pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in 16% patients and cerebral toxoplasmosis in 2% patients.
Eight hundred and fifty patients will be recruited at 6 African partner-sites, making this the largest HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis trial ever conducted.
The older adult may also present with atypical manifestations of meningitis, although cryptococcal meningitis in GCA patients has rarely been reported.
The diagnostic efficacy of MRI in combination with cerebrospinal fluid analysis in diagnosing CNSI: The sensitivity of MRI in combination with cerebrospinal fluid analysis in diagnosing tubercular meningitis, viral meningitis and cryptococcal meningitis was higher than that in diagnosing purulent meningitis.
The patient presented a slow and consistent recovery, reaching accumulated amphotericin B doses of 2050 g at D34, when the cryptococcal meningitis treatment was switched to fluconozale (600 mg qid), and the patient was discharged from the hospital.
This was consistent with Cryptococcal involvement of the basal ganglia secondary to Cryptococcal meningitis by way of the perivascular spaces.
Cryptococcal meningitis epidemiology and therapeutic options.
This case highlights the importance of considering cryptococcal meningitis in elderly adult patients with venous sinus dysplasia.
30,31) However, worldwide, approximately 625,000 patients living with HIV/AIDS die from cryptococcal meningitis each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, USA, http://www.
We hypothesised that our patient might have had some underlying immunodeficiency which led to cryptococcal meningitis.
Cryptococcal meningitis is a common opportunistic infection and AIDS-defining illness in patients with late stage HIV infection, particularly in Southeast Asia and Southern and East Africa.
Doctors diagnosed him with cryptococcal meningitis and said he should be kept comfortable until he died.