Fungal Meningitis


What is fungal meningitis? Fungal meningitis is inflammation of the lining that surrounds and protects your brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is caused by a fungal infection and can be life-threatening.

What causes fungal meningitis? Fungus germs live in soil. It is not easily spread from person to person. You may be more likely to get fungal meningitis if you have other medical problems, such as diabetes, cancer, or HIV. You are also more likely to get it if you take certain medicines over a long period of time.

What are the signs and symptoms of fungal meningitis?

How is fungal meningitis diagnosed?

How is fungal meningitis treated? You may need the following treatments:

When should I contact my caregiver? Contact your caregiver if:

When should I seek immediate care? Seek care immediately or call 911 if:


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