Meningite Criptocócica

It was with this disease that I was led to take an HIV detection test. I spent a long time in a coma, an ICU, without receiving no visits, except for a couple of friends who was there when I was already in the ward and when I asked for them to join me at the exit of Bandeirantes Hospital, he did not "had time" to fetch me. I left the 40 KG slimmer hospital Think of a man who weighed 100 KG and suddenly appears with 60 kg, with a diagnosis at that time was equivalent to a death sentence, leaving alone the hospital ....


What is it?

Cryptococcal meningitis is a serious infection of the brain and spine that can occur in people living with HIV. It is caused by a fungus - Cryptococcus neoformans.


O Cryptococcus neoformans is very common in the environment and can be found in soil and dung birds. If the soil containing Cryptococcus neoformans is kicked high in the air can be inhaled and El deposited in the lungs. From there, the fungus can travel through the blood to the spine and the brain where it can cause disease.

ConcentrationWhile most adults and children were exposed to the fungus at some point in their lives, they usually have a healthy immune system enough to prevent the Cryptococcus neoformans of developing the disease. On one occasion, the 5 8 percent of HIV-positive people developed cryptococcal meningitis. Since the introduction of potent anitretrovirais therapies (ARVs), however, this number dropped significantly. People with suppressed immune system, in particular HIV-positive people with CD4 cell count below 50 are more prone to suffer from cryptococcal meningitis.

Cryptococcal meningitis results in inflammation and swelling of the brain. This can be extremely debilitating and / or painful and can cause brain damage. The Cryptococcus neoformans can also cause disease in the lungs and, less commonly, kidney, skin, urinary tract, and lymph nodes.

If not properly treated cryptococcal meningitis can be fatal. So it is very important for HIV-positive people with compromised immune systems monitor your health closely and report any symptoms to their health worker.

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Yes, this is the photo of me! My niece asked me to put this picture on my profile! .... I had here a description of me that one person described as "irreverent". This is really a euphemistic way of classifying what was here. All I know is that an "NGO" which occupies a building of 10 floors has established a partnership with me, and I have the logs of the partnership time, which was more a vampirism because for each 150 people leaving my site, clicking on them, there was, on average, one that came in. WHEN I ENTERED AND ENTERED

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