This type of meningitis mainly affects people with a weakened immune system e.g. HIV positive or people taking immunosuppressive drugs.
- Cryptococcal meningitis is not contagious, meaning that it cannot be spread from person to person
- Symptoms may develop over several weeks and include a headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, dislike of bright lights and altered mental state
- People with cryptococcal meningitis are treated with antifungal medication. Some will require life-long maintenance treatment to help prevent recurrence