[Advancement in Diagnosis and Treatment of Elevated Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis]

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2019 Feb 28;41(1):111-117. doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10481.
[Article in Chinese]


Cryptococcal meningitis(CM)is often seen in immunocompromised patients and has become a global health concern. Elevated intracranial pressure(ICP)is a common complication of CM and often leads to poor prognosis. Monitoring and management of ICP is an important task in CM patients. Invasive intervention is often needed for the elevated ICP in CM patients due to the pathophysiological features of this condition. This article review the recent progress in the diagnosis and treatment of elevated ICP in CM patients.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hypertension*
  • Intracranial Pressure
  • Meningitis, Cryptococcal*