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Flucytosine is a very powerful antifungal medication. Used in conjunction with Ambisome, it a seems to the preferred treatment for fungal mengingitis. Flucysosine comes with some heavy side effects..most notibly to the mental status of the patient. Rapid decline of cognitive abilities, hullicinations, and massive confusion were experiences within a day of beginning treatment. It can also caus...

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Sandi | 55-64 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
2/11/2013
Condition: Fungal Meningitis caused by Cryptococcus
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Flucytosine is a very powerful antifungal medication. Used in conjunction with Ambisome, it a seems to the preferred treatment for fungal mengingitis. Flucysosine comes with some heavy side effects..most notibly to the mental status of the patient. Rapid decline of cognitive abilities, hullicinations, and massive confusion were experiences within a day of beginning treatment. It can also cause serious damage to the kidneys if not monitored. Once the dosage was reduced, mental function improved rapidly, but altered mental state was still noted even on the lower dosages. Some confusion could be a result of the meningitis itself, but seems to been affected most obviously by the introduction and reduction of the Flucytosine.

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