Toxoplasma encephalitis: an HIV / AIDS patient with cerebral mass


İNAL A. S. , Nazik S. , Candevir A., KURTARAN B. , TAŞOVA Y. , Aksu H. S. Z.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.42, ss.184-188, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17826/cutf.280489
  • Dergi Adı: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.184-188

Özet

Toxoplasmic encephalitis is an opportunistic infection, which develops as a result of reactivation of the latent tissue cysts of Toxoplasma gondii in patients with reduced CD4+ T lymphocytes. Amongst patients with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, toxoplasmic encephalitis is one of the leading causes of the intracerebral involvement. In this report, we present a toxoplasmic encephalitis case, who has admitted with neurological symptoms and fever. The patient was identified human immunodeficiency virus positive while he was under investigation for cerebral mass lesion, The patient has fully recovered by antiprotozoal and antiretroviral therapy.