A life-threatening infection of the meninges caused by a fungus ( Cryptococcus neoformans) found in soil contaminated by bird droppings. The majority of persons with cryptococcal meningitis have immune systems that are damaged, e.g. by HIV. The organism can infect almost all organs of the body, although it most commonly causes disease of the meninges, skin, or lungs.
A life-threatening infection of the membranes that line the brain and the spinal cord caused by a fungus. Is rare in persons who do not have a suppressed immune system.
Inflammation of the membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord caused by certain yeastlike microorganisms.
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see cryptococcosis.