Disease Information for Meningitis, fungal

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Nausea
Vomiting
Altered mental status Mental status change
Apathy/Indifference
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Dizziness/Dizzy
Drowsiness/somnolence
Headache
Headache/worse in afternoon/evening
Lethargy/torpor
Meningeal Signs
Neurological symptoms/signs
Progressive headache
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Acute Back Pain
Back Pain
Backache
Chronic Back Pain
Acutely ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Hypersomnia/Increased need for sleep
Listlessness/lassitude
Malaise
Pains Worse in the Evening
Weight Loss
Photophobia/Light sensitive
Clinical Presentation & Variations
AIDS with Brain mass
HIV AIDS with Cognitive Decline
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Potentially lethal/untreated
Course/Subacute
Lethal Potential
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/CSF Culture abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
CSF abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
CSF Glucose
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Cells
CSF Leukocytes
CSF Lymphocytes
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/abnormal
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Pathology
PATH/Brain/Edema/Swelling
PATH/Brain/Leptomeningeal Lesions
CT Scan
CT Scan /Brain Mass in AIDS
CT Scan/Head Meningeal enhancement/hyperdense
MRI/Head Brain Abnormal
MRI/Head Contrast enhanced/basilar cisterns/Brain
MRI/Head Meningeal enhancement/Meningitis
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cryptococcal meningitis
Meningitis Bacterial
Meningitis, tuberculosis
West Nile Encephalitis
Associated Disease & Complications
AIDS Dementia
Aseptic meningitis syndrome
Death Outcome
Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, chronic acquired
Meningitis
Meningitis, basilar
Meningitis, chronic
Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Fungus (category)
Class
CLASS/Meninges/pia/arachnoid involvement (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Pathophysiology/Granulomatous CNS/brain/cord
Process
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Complicating/Specific process disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Voriconazole (Vfend)
Definition

Meningitis caused by fungal agents which may occur as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS or arise in immunocompetent hosts.

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Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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