Cryptococcosis Topic Guide
Cryptococcosis: Cryptococcus gattii and C. neoformans are two fungi that cause cryptococcosis when inhaled. Symptoms include fever, cough, headache, seizure, coma, meningitis, chest pain, nausea and vomiting. Treatment depends upon the patient's overall health and extent of the infection. Non-immunosuppressed patients are usually treated with amphotericin B alone or with flucytosine for a few weeks.
Meningitis in Children Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the spinal cord or brain. Bacterial or viral infection are the typical causes of meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis in children include vomiting, rash, stiff neck, fever, seizure, nausea, increased sensitivity to light, and altered mental status. Treatment may incorporate a breathing tube, a heart and breathing monitor, IV fluids, catheterization, and administering acetaminophen or ibuprofen.