Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Cryptococcal meningitis typically occurs in patients with CD4+ cell counts < 100 cells/mm3
  • Clinical features generally include subacute onset of fever, headache, malaise, and altered mental status[Powderly 2000]
  • Visual symptoms including papilledema, gaze palsies, and optic neuropathy are also common[Kestelyn 1993]

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