cryptococcal meningitismedical dictionary

<pathology> An opportunistic infection caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans and involving the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Symptoms may include severe headache, confusion, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, fever and speech difficulties. Left untreated, the disease can lead to coma and death. Standard treatments are amphotericin B (induction) and fluconazole (maintenance).

(09 Oct 1997)

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