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fungal meningitis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 3, 2007
  • 01:54 PM

I would like to know if anyone knows how long a person can have fungal meningitis in the boby? can the infection be in the boby 5 months?
Please let me know anything on the time frame of this infection.
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  • the body hosts lots of fungi - the problem is when the fungi get out of control. See a GOOD Ears/Nose/Throat doc, and ask for a culture to confirm the diagnosis. They are very hard to confirm, by the way, even if you DO have a fungal infection. There are two drugs that I've taken that have each had pretty significant impacts on my fungi - sporonox and lamisil. (Lamasil?) You have to take them carefully - and they can cause liver damage so you will need a liver function test before you take the drug. But I thought I felt better after I took them and had reduced symptoms.
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  • My Dad was diagnosed with fungal meningitis almost 18 months ago. The surgeons have place a shunt to try to release pressure, but it keeps growing fungus inside and getting blocked. They cannot grow a culture from the fungus or any of the pieces of brain taken for testing. He is now in a serious condition in hospital. Has anyone had a similar experience -- advice on experts (anywhere in the world) for a second opinion, advise on drugs, etc. All we are told is 'no-one knows', which is why I'm trying to find out anything I can. Thank you.
    Grace&Benny 3 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 02:30 PM
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  • Grace&Benny - I see you are in Australia. For a natural care approach, if interested, please access Dr. Angela Hywood. Not exactly where she is located, as I am not too familiar with your geography. One possible way may be to web search for MediHerb and have them give you her address. The founder of MediHerb, Kerry Bone, may also be able to give you some advice as it seems the drug approach is not working. I have had the good fortune to study at seminars given by the above natural health pros and have been impressed with both. Hope this may help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 06:17 PM
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  • My Dad was diagnosed with fungal meningitis almost 18 months ago. The surgeons have place a shunt to try to release pressure, but it keeps growing fungus inside and getting blocked. They cannot grow a culture from the fungus or any of the pieces of brain taken for testing. He is now in a serious condition in hospital. Has anyone had a similar experience -- advice on experts (anywhere in the world) for a second opinion, advise on drugs, etc. All we are told is 'no-one knows', which is why I'm trying to find out anything I can. Thank you.Im not sure if this will help my daughter passed away on august 27 witha fungal infection of the brain It is called blastomycosis. have them check for this
    ginasmon 4 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 04:10 PM
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