Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cryptococcal Meningitis Evaluation

The evaluation of cryptococcal meningitis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with cryptococcal meningitis may include:

Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate cryptococcal meningitis include:

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