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Central Nervous System Fungal Infections Summary

Description: MYCOSES of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges which may result in ENCEPHALITIS; MENINGITIS, FUNGAL; MYELITIS; BRAIN ABSCESS; and EPIDURAL ABSCESS. Certain types of fungi may produce disease in immunologically normal hosts, while others are classified as opportunistic pathogens, causing illness primarily in immunocompromised individuals (e.g., ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME).

Also Known As: Central Nervous System Mycoses; Infections, Fungal, Central Nervous System; Fungal Infections, Central Nervous System; Mycoses, Central Nervous System

Networked: 6 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Central Nervous System Fungal Infections

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Itraconazole (Sporanox) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 6 Generic
  2. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 12 Generic
  3. Methylprednisolone : 1 result : FDA 18 Generic
  4. posaconazole : 1 result : FDA 2

Diseases Related to Central Nervous System Fungal Infections

  1. Meningitis
  2. Infection

Key Therapies for Central Nervous System Fungal Infections

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  1. Debridement : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 result
  3. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation : 1 result
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 result

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