Definition: MYCOSES of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges which may result in ENCEPHALITIS; MENINGITIS, FUNGAL; MYELITIS; BRAIN ABSCESS; and EPIDURAL ABSCESS. Certain types of fungi may produce disease in immunologically normal hosts, while others are classified as opportunistic pathogens, causing illness primarily in immunocompromised individuals (e.g., ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME).
coord IM with precoord fungal infection (IM) and specific site/dis term (IM) if pertinent; DF: CNS FUNGAL INFECT
Other names Infections, Fungal, Central Nervous System; Central Nervous System Mycoses; Mycoses, Central Nervous System; Fungal Infections, Central Nervous System
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