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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is cryptococcosis?

Cryptococcosis is a potentially life-threatening infection of mainly the lungs, presenting as a pneumonia, and the brain, presenting as meningitis. It is caused by fungus, cryptococcosis neoformans and can spread to humans through contact with pigeon droppings or unwashed raw fruits.

Symptoms related to cryptococcosis

  • Fever

  • History of tuberculosis

  • Headache

  • Cough

  • Attracted to others of the same sex

  • Fatigue

  • The first symptom was stiff, inflexible muscles and/or joints

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cryptococcosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cryptococcosis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with or treated for tuberculosis?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Are you homosexual?

Treatment for cryptococcosis

Treatment involves anti-fungal medication injected into the vein and medications to reduce symptoms.

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