What is the prognosis of HIV-associated meningitis?

Updated: Aug 24, 2017
  • Author: Gulshan Uppal, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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The prognosis in patients with HIV-associated meningitis depends on the etiology of meningitis and the stage of HIV infection. Patients with aseptic meningitis, a diagnosis of exclusion, have a good prognosis and do not require any specific treatment. Cryptococcal meningitis once had a mortality of 20%, but this may now be as low as 6%, owing to more aggressive therapy.


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