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89 Possible Causes for Brain Edema, Coccidioides Immitis

  • Coccidioidal Meningitis

    An autopsy revealed chronic basal meningitis, cerebral arteritis, cerebral infarcts, hydrocephalus, and an old solitary pulmonary granuloma all due to Coccidioides immitis[] High-dose voriconazole therapy resulted in gradual resolution of almost all signs and symptoms, normalization of cerebrospinal fluid, and clearing of brain-stem edema seen[] […] of Coccidioides immitis, despite the patient's taking an adequate dosage of fluconazole.[]

  • 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[] This may lead to cerebral edema that will lead to symptomatic worsening of the patient due to diminished blood flow to various parts of the brain.[] These include: Cryptococcus neoformans Histoplasma capsulatum Coccidioides immitis Candida albicans Blastomyces dermatitidis Aspergillus species and others Most of these fungi[]

  • 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.[] These include: Cryptococcus neoformans Histoplasma capsulatum Coccidioides immitis Candida albicans Blastomyces dermatitidis Aspergillus species and others Most of these fungi[] immitis Antibody detection in CSF and serum Candida sp.[]

  • 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.[] edema, status epilepticus, and thrombocytopenia. [28] In contrast, a normal encephalogram at the early stages of diagnosis is associated with high rates of survival. [28][] 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[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Coccidioides immitis and, rarely, other fungi also cause subacute meningitis (Ref.2).[] Early signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain edema are reported promptly so that measures to reduce pressure can be taken as soon as possible.[] Presence of neurological signs indicates complications such as cerebral edema and hydrocephalus.[]

  • Cerebral Angiitis

    Fungal infections with Cryptococcus and Coccidioides immitis can cause stroke through multiple mechanisms including cerebral vasculitis.[] The necrotizing vasculitis primarily affects the small intracranial arteries and veins and alters vascular permeability, ind,cing cerebral edema.[] The emergency CCT-scan revealed massive generalized brain edema. Artificial ventilation was necessary.[]

  • Syphilitic Meningitis

    immitis ) THE DISEASE : This is a fungal disease which begins with a lung infection due to inhalation of the organism.[] edema 1,2,15 appearance can mimic brain tumor or pyogenic abscess 15 syphilitic meningomyelitis, if present, is associated with T2-weighted long-segment intrinsic spinal[] Gross examination of the brain revealed diffuse cerebral edema with markedly swollen gyri and diffuse, mild opacification of the cerebral meninges.[]

  • Coccidioidomycosis

    Inbred mouse strains differ in resistance to lethal Coccidioides immitis infection.[] Thirty patients had documented brain involvement (73%), most commonly in the form of basilar meningitis. Four patients were positive for HIV (10%).[] In addition, there may be evidence of acute infarctions and edema involving the brain stem, thalamus, cerebellum, or basal ganglia, likely resulting from vasospasm or vasculitis[]

  • Staphylococcus Aureus Meningitis

    immitis or Histoplasma sp antigen, especially if patients have recently spent time in an endemic area Fungal culture (ideally using a CSF sample of 30 mL) India ink (for[] These acute inflammatory responses result in cerebral edema, as well as arterial and venous thrombosis.[] immitis.[]

  • California Encephalitis

    Fungal agents, such as Coccidioides immitis and Histoplasma capsulatum , also need to be considered in the differential diagnosis of CNS disease [ 2 ].[] Hypothermia decreases intracranial pressure, cerebral edema and mortality in meningitis. Brain Res Interactive 2000 ;881: 88 - 97 44.[] Brain edema. N Engl J Med 1975 ;293: 706 - 711 48. McGillicuddy JE. Cerebral protection: pathophysiology and treatment of increased intracranial pressure.[]

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