Torulosis, also called cryptococcosis, is considered highly fatal caused by inhaling yeast-like fungi.
- The treatment has been eminently unsuccessful in most cases.
- The death among the patients occurs within months after the appearance of symptoms.
- Evidence suggests that the disease is quite common, and can be caused by breathing the dried yeast found around soil, decaying wood, and pigeon droppings.
- Diagnostic serological procedures, including complement fixation tests, provide early evidence of the disease caused by a fungal infection.
- Torulosis is typically cured with antifungal drugs amphotericin B and flucytosine.
- There is no satisfactory form of treatment; the known antibiotics are most of the time ineffective.
- Reports indicate a favorable response to sulfadiazine as a possible medication in some cases.
- Resectional therapy is somewhat successful for localized pulmonary torulosis.
- Patients are also given medications for torulosis like amphotericin B by intravenous and intrathecal routes.
- Torulosis may simulate other disorders of the central nervous system, particularly tuberculous meningitis and tumor of the brain.
- Usually, antibiotics like Amphotericin B and Flucytosine are used as medication.
- The medications may have serious side effects, so they need to be monitored carefully.
- Fluconazole is an antifungal medication given in acute cases; it is administered by injecting it into a vein.
List of Condition
Torulosis is a fatal disease caused by the yeast-like fungus called Torulopsis histolytica.
List of Symptoms
Symptoms of Torulosis may include chest pain, dry cough, headache, nausea, confusion, fatigue, excessive sweating, and swollen glands.
List of Drugs
Amphotericin B, Flucytosine, and Fluconazole are used as prescribed drugs.