Fungal Meningitis Symptoms

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Fungal meningitis symptoms are similar to regular meningitis symptoms, but the disease usually has a slower onset that begins with an infection in the nasal pharynx. Understand the symptoms of fungal meningitis with helpful information from a doctor in this free video on meningitis.

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This is Richard Alan Watson and I am an Ophthalmologist in St. Joseph, Missouri. I trained at University of Arkansas Medical Science Campus and I finished my residency in 1990 and today we're going to discuss meningitis. The symptoms of fungal meningitis can be similar to that just of a regular meningitis but with fungal infections there much more indolence slow onset. They frequently can be seen in people that are taking high dose steroids especially in diabetics that take high dose steroids can get an infection in their nasal pharynx that can spread up into their linings of their brain. When these individuals, there may have a problem with your immune system such as AIDS, Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome and typically, it, it's an a can't dozes neither cancerous infection that can spread from the nose or a candidate fungal infection and those people will become lethargic, develop headaches, not feel well and the diagnosis is made on lumbar punctured. When some cerebral spinal fluid is sampled from their lower back and that fluid from their lower back is continuous with that of the head and you will see the fungus on gram stain, it can be cultured out on appropriate agar; but fungal infections typically, the cultures take a fairly long time to develop. Once again, this has been Alan Watson discussing meningitis and the cause and treatments of it.


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