How is HIV-related acute cryptococcal meningitis treated?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In resource-limited areas, amphotericin B and fluconazole are the optimal agents for treatment of HIV-related acute cryptococcal meningitis. Hence, treatment would consist of amphotericin and flucytosine, and policy makers and national departments of health in such countries should consider adding drugs that are typically unavailable in such settings (eg, flucytosine) for HIV treatment programs. [42] (See Meningitis in HIV.)


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