Meningitis | Fungal

Etiology

  • Cryptococcus, histoplasmosis, coccidioomycosis, blastomyces

Risk Factors

  • Often assoc w/compromised states → hiv, cancer (w/chemotherapy), other meds (e.g. steroids, biologics) that diminish immune system function

Symptoms

  • Subacute
  • Fever
  • Delirium
  • Feeling poorly in general
  • Sub-acute headache & neck pain

Tests