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Cryptococcal Meningitis Anatomy

To better understand cryptococcal meningitis, it helps to understand some of the anatomy.

Meninges Anatomy
The brain and spinal cord are covered by protective layers called meninges. Surrounding the brain and spinal cord there is a clear fluid called cerebrospinal fluid.

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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