What Is Meningitis?

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3. Fungal Meningitis

Fungi are also sometimes responsible for meningitis, although fungal meningitis cases make up a small percentage of overall meningitis cases. Of the meningitis cases that are caused by fungi, cryptococcal meningitis is the most common. Fungi are usually easily dealt with by the immune system, so people with fungal meningitis tend to be those with weakened immune systems.

This makes people HIV/AIDS particularly prone. People that have had recent organ transplants are also at higher risk because they tend to be given medication that suppresses the immune system. The symptoms of fungal meningitis tend to be the same as those of bacterial meningitis. It is a potentially life-threatening disease.


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