Cryptococcal pneumonia

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What is cryptococcal pneumonia?

Cryptococcal pneumonia is a fungal infection acquired by inhalation of soil contaminated with the encapsulated yeast Cryptococcus neoformans. Immunocompromised patients are at increased risk for acquiring Cryptococcal pneumonia which may disseminate to the central nervous system.

Common symptoms reported by people with cryptococcal pneumonia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cryptococcal pneumonia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cryptococcal pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with cryptococcal pneumonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cryptococcal pneumonia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cryptococcal pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cryptococcal pneumonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cryptococcal pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 2
50s 3
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from cryptococcal pneumonia patients who have completed their condition history
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