Disease Information for Histoplasmosis meningitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Altered mental status Mental status change
Apathy/Indifference
Bilateral abdominal reflex decreased
CNS symptoms/signs
Cognitive defect
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Headache
Meningeal Signs
Seizures
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Acute Back Pain
Back Pain
Backache
Acutely ill patient/signs
Chills
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Listlessness/lassitude
Malaise
Weight Loss
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Fever in Cellular Immune Defect
AIDS with Brain mass
HIV AIDS with Cognitive Decline
AIDS with Fever
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Subacute
Incubation/10-12 days
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cellular immune defect
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Serol/Anti-Fungal Antibodies
Microlab/Serol/Specific titers present
Microlab/CSF Culture abnormal
Microlab/CSF/Anti-Fungal Antibodies
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
CSF abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Sodium, serum (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Cells
CSF Centrifuged pellet/PAS positive
CSF IGG synthesis rate
CSF Lymphocytes
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/abnormal
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Pathology
PATH/Brain/Leptomeningeal Lesions
PATH/Granulomatous tissue/specimen
CT Scan
CT Scan /Brain Mass in AIDS
MRI/Head Contrast enhanced/basilar cisterns/Brain
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cryptococcal meningitis
Macular (Macula lutea) degeneration
Associated Disease & Complications
AIDS Dementia
Convulsions (grand mal)
Fungal Brain Abscess
Hyponatremia
Meningitis
Meningitis, chronic
Meningitis, fungal
Pneumonia, aspiration
Systemic mycosis/disseminated
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Immune deficiency
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Fungus (category)
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Granulomatous Infection
Process
PROCESS/Complicating/Specific process disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Granulomatous disease (ex)
PROCESS/Granulomatous Disease
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amphotericin B (Fungizone)
RX/Antibiotic/Combinations
RX/Itraconazole (Sporonox)
Definition
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External Links Related to Histoplasmosis meningitis
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PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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