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
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