Meningitis refers to an inflammation of the lining tissues of the brain and spinal cord, which is often caused by infections.
- stiff neck,
- nausea and vomiting,
- photophobia (a painful sensitivity to light),
- altered mental status such as confusion,
- sleepiness, and
- poor feeding and irritability in infants.
Causes of Fungal Meningitis
Fungal meningitis refers specifically to meningitis caused by a fungal infection. Types of fungi that can cause meningitis include Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, and Candida, among others.
Other fungal meningitis symptoms and signs
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Photophobia (a Painful Sensitivity to Light)
- Altered Mental Status Such as Confusion
- Poor Feeding and Irritability in Infants
- Stiff Neck
Main Article on Fungal Meningitis Symptoms and Signs
Pictures, Images, Illustrations & Quizzes
Infectious Disease: Are These Historical Illnesses Coming Back?
Despite medical progress, tuberculosis, measles, and scarlet fever keep infecting people worldwide. Why are these diseases from...
Infectious Germs: Where Germs Love to Hide
What surfaces in your home or office do germs like bacteria and viruses including COVID-19 use to hide? What's the best way to...
Meningitis Quiz: Test Your Infectious Disease IQ
What is meningitis and what causes it? Take our Meningitis Quiz to learn the causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications of...
Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter