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Cryptococcosis: Introduction

Cryptococcosis: A fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans which primarily affects the central nervous system and the lungs. People with weakened immune systems such as AIDS sufferers are generally more susceptible to this type of infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cryptococcosis is available below.

Symptoms of Cryptococcosis

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Cryptococcosis: Related Patient Stories

Cryptococcosis: Deaths

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Types of Cryptococcosis

Cryptococcosis: Complications

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Causes of Cryptococcosis

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Disease Topics Related To Cryptococcosis

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Less Common Symptoms of Cryptococcosis

Cryptococcosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cryptococcosis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cryptococcosis

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Cryptococcosis: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Cryptococcosis

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Prognosis for Cryptococcosis

Research about Cryptococcosis

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Clinical Trials for Cryptococcosis

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Statistics for Cryptococcosis

Cryptococcosis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Cryptococcosis:

An acute or chronic, localized or disseminated infection by Cryptococcus neoformans. Sites of involvement include the lungs, central nervous system and meninges, skin, and visceral organs.--2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

A fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Cryptococcosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cryptococcosis, or a subtype of Cryptococcosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cryptococcosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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