What do you know about fungal meningitis?

Fungal meningitis can be defined as fungal infection at areas like brain and spinal cord. Swellings and irritation are often marked at brain and spinal cord due to fungal meningitis. This infection is common in people having weak immune system. They cannot resist fungus growth and colony at brain and spinal cord. As a result, irritation and swelling appears due to the growth of these microorganisms. People suffering from HIV and AIDS are the common victims of this disease. It’s fatal in nature and cost your life. If untreated, it might lead to permanent hearing loss, intricacy in talking and learning and paralysis. Several fungus cause fungal meningitis in human body. They are Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Histoplasma. These microorganisms live in soil and dirt. Hence, this disease can affect anybody. People having weak immune systems are the easy victims of this disease.

There are several symptoms of fungal meningitis. They are severe headache, congestion in neck, vomiting, increased body temperature and nausea. Early doctor consultation helps you to avoid any future and adverse impacts of fungal meningitis. If treatment is started at the beginning stage, fungal meningitis is curable. Different medications are prescribed to treat fungal meningitis depending upon the infection and physical health of the victim.  

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