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Meningitis, Cryptococcal MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Meningitis, Cryptococcal
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.703.181.500.500
C01.150.703.248.290
C01.207.198.500.500
C10.228.228.198.500.500
C10.586.625.300.500
Unique ID
D016919
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016919
Scope Note
Meningeal inflammation produced by CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS, an encapsulated yeast that tends to infect individuals with ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunocompromised states. The organism enters the body through the respiratory tract, but symptomatic infections are usually limited to the lungs and nervous system. The organism may also produce parenchymal brain lesions (torulomas). Clinically, the course is subacute and may feature HEADACHE; NAUSEA; PHOTOPHOBIA; focal neurologic deficits; SEIZURES; cranial neuropathies; and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp721-2)
Entry Term(s)
Cerebral Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcal Meningitis
Granulomous Cerebral Cryptococcosis
Toruloma
Previous Indexing
Cryptococcosis (1967-1991)
Meningitis (1967-1991)
See Also
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Public MeSH Note
1992
History Note
1992
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/30
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Meningitis, Cryptococcal Preferred
Granulomous Cerebral Cryptococcosis Related
Cerebral Cryptococcosis Related
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