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96 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Coccidioides Immitis

  • Histoplasma Meningitis

    immitis, C posadasii Mold, arthroconidia (Spherules) e Spherules Environment, Sonoran desert c , f Valley fever Pneumonia, meningitis, skin, bone Paracoccidioides brasiliensis[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] mental status (drowsiness or confusion). [1] [2] Causes [ edit ] Fungal meningitis may be caused by the following (and also other) types of fungi: [1] [2] [3] Candida - C[en.wikipedia.org] They include C. neoformans (the most common), M. tuberculosis, Treponema pallidum, B. burgdorferi, Toxoplasma gondii, Coccidioides immitis, and other fungi.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Coccidioidal Meningitis

    An autopsy revealed chronic basal meningitis, cerebral arteritis, cerebral infarcts, hydrocephalus, and an old solitary pulmonary granuloma all due to Coccidioides immitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The major signs and symptoms exhibited by Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis are fever and chills, cough, muscle stiffness and aches, altered mental status, and swelling of the[dovemed.com] […] of Coccidioides immitis, despite the patient's taking an adequate dosage of fluconazole.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningitis

    Coccidioides immitis is a soil-based, dimorphic fungus that exists in mycelial and yeast (spherule) forms.[emedicine.com] […] of headache, fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common symptoms of meningitis are fever, headache, neck stiffness and altered mental status.[symptoma.com]

  • Fungal Meningitis

    Abstract Twelve patients with fungal meningitis (ten cases were due to Coccidioides immitis, two were from Cryptococcus neoformans) were treated with brief courses of intravenous[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] mental status (drowsiness or confusion).[en.wikipedia.org] These include: Cryptococcus neoformans Histoplasma capsulatum Coccidioides immitis Candida albicans Blastomyces dermatitidis Aspergillus species and others Most of these fungi[nervous-system-diseases.com]

  • Candida Meningitis

    immitis For a further discussion related to other etiological agents and other infective processes in the CNS, please refer to CNS infectious diseases.[radiopaedia.org] Prognosis Cryptococcal meningitis The most important markers of poor prognosis in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis are altered mental status at presentation and high[online.epocrates.com] These include: Cryptococcus neoformans Histoplasma capsulatum Coccidioides immitis Candida albicans Blastomyces dermatitidis Aspergillus species and others Most of these fungi[nervous-system-diseases.com]

  • Lyme Meningoencephalitis

    Coccidioides immitis is a soil-based, dimorphic fungus that exists in mycelial and yeast (spherule) forms.[emedicine.medscape.com] Patients may also present with neurological deficits, altered mental status, and seizures, indicating increased intracranial pressure (ICP).[amboss.com] Altered mental status is rare and if present should increase suspicion for acute purulent meningitis or encephalitis.[infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com]

  • Bacterial Encephalitis

    An exception is Coccidioides immitis, which commonly causes valley fever in the American Southwest and can cause meningitis even if immunity is normal.[medicinenet.com] Classic Presentation Fever Altered Mental Status Stiff Neck The classic triad of meningitis includes fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status.[cdemcurriculum.com] Other causes include: Coccidioides immitis Histoplasma capsulatum Candida species Fungal meningitis is not contagious; it is not spread from person-to-person but occurs when[labtestsonline.org]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    ., M. tuberculosis , S. aureus , influenza CD4 50-200: as above Pneumocystis jiroveci , Cryptococcus neoformans , Histoplasma capsulatum, Nocardia spp , Coccidioides immitis[hopkinsguides.com] mental status due to intoxication or stroke.[symptoma.com] Common fungal pathogens include Histoplasma capsulatum ( histoplasmosis ) and Coccidioides immitis ( coccidioidomycosis ).[merckmanuals.com]

  • Meningoencephalitis

    Pathogenic fungi, including Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Histoplasma capsulatum, can cause meningoencephalitis.[merckvetmanual.com] An extensive laboratory workup for the etiology of his altered mental status was unremarkable, except for a mildly elevated white blood cell count in the cerebrospinal fluid[mdedge.com] Diagnosis [ edit ] Clinical diagnosis includes evaluation for the presence of recurrent or recent herpes infection, fever, headache, altered mental status, convulsions, disturbance[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Viral Meningitis

    Pathogenesis The first identified Coccidioides species was Coccidioides immitis. Recently, Taylor et al. [ 9 ] identified a second species, Coccidioides posadasii.[dx.doi.org] In severe cases, people may experience concomitant encephalitis (meningoencephalitis), which is suggested by symptoms such as altered mental status, seizures or focal neurologic[en.wikipedia.org] Some patients also showed cold symptoms, sore throat, altered mental status, and seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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