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Cryptococcosis is a potentially life threatening fungal infection. When the patient inhales the harmful propagule from the surroundings, which may be infectious in nature, it may lead to this condition. This is also known as an AIDS defining ailment that can be found easily in Africa. The symptoms include fever, fatigue, and blurry vision.
HOW IS CRYPTOCOCCOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Cryptococcosis is through microscopic examination and/or culture of the tissue or blood or cerebrospinal fluid or sputum. The samples collected are subjected to the cryptococcal antigen test. Two common presentations of the disease are meningitis and pulmonary lung infections. For confirming infection to the lung pulmonologists may order for a lung X-ray or a CT Scan.
HOW IS CRYPTOCOCCOSIS TREATED?
Treatment for meningoencephalitis and other infections is treated with amphotericin B formulation, with or without flucytosine. In case of patients with HIV and cryptococcal meningoencephalitis, Fluconazole is used for treatment. This treatment is suitable for patients with milder form of infection that does not involve the central nervous system
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Immunosupression can also help in treating this disease.