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Disease Meningitis, Cryptococcal

Name Meningitis, Cryptococcal
Synonyms Cerebral Cryptococcoses | Cerebral Cryptococcoses, Granulomous | Cerebral Cryptococcosis | Cerebral Cryptococcosis, Granulomous | Cryptococcal Meningitides | Cryptococcal Meningitis | Cryptococcoses, Cerebral | Cryptococcoses, Granulomous Cerebral | Cryptococcosis, Cerebral | Cryptococcosis, Granulomous Cerebral | Granulomous Cerebral Cryptococcoses | Granulomous Cerebral Cryptococcosis | Meningitides, Cryptococcal | Toruloma | Torulomas
Definition Meningeal inflammation produced by CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS, an encapsulated yeast that tends to infect individuals with ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunocompromised states. The organism enters the body through the respiratory tract, but symptomatic infections are usually limited to the lungs and nervous system. The organism may also produce parenchymal brain lesions (torulomas). Clinically, the course is subacute and may feature HEADACHE; NAUSEA; PHOTOPHOBIA; focal neurologic deficits; SEIZURES; cranial neuropathies; and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp721-2)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D016919
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