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Fungal Meningitis Q&A

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What can a patient expect from recovery?

Some people will make a full recovery, but others can expect long-term damage from the infection or the drugs used to treat it.

“The recovery is long,” Schaffner says. “These fungi actually destroy tissue, and that tissue will eventually heal, but can’t restore itself, so some patients will be left with disabilities.”

In addition, prolonged use of the antifungal drugs can damage the kidneys.

Strokes caused by the fungal infection may also cause lasting mental and physical problems.

“It’s a calamity,” Schaffner says. “It’s really terrible.”

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