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.
Cough A cough is a symptom of an underlying disease or condition. A chronic or persistent cough may signal certain lung conditions that should be evaluated by a health care professional. Common causes of coughs include infection, allergies, lung disease, medications, and GERD (reflux). Acute coughs are categorized as infectious or non-infectious. Chronic cough (persistent cough) have a variety of causes and should be evaluated by physician. Treatment of cough, acute cough, chronic or persistent cough depends on the cause of the cough.