What is the prognosis of meningitis caused by opportunistic pathogens?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The prognosis in patients with meningitis caused by opportunistic pathogens depends on the underlying immune function of the host. Many patients who survive the disease require lifelong suppressive therapy (eg, long-term fluconazole for suppression in patients with HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis).


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