Does HIV infection increase the risk of meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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HIV infection increases susceptibility to meningitis from a variety of pathogens, including cryptococci, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, varicella zoster virus, and Listeria species. In addition, HIV itself may cause aseptic meningitis (see Meningitis in HIV).


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