Meningitis, Cryptococcal


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



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)