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Toxoplasma encephalitis in an HIV-positive patient – a case report

BMC Infectious Diseases201313 (Suppl 1) :P9

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  • Public Health
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Encephalitis
  • Toxoplasmosis


Toxoplasmosis still represents the most frequent complication affecting the CNS of patients with AIDS.

Case report

We present a case of Toxoplasma encephalitis in a 23 year-old patient with HIV infection, with fatal outcome. For diagnosis we used neuroimaging methods (CT and MRI) that demonstrated multiple masses surrounded by edema and central-necrotic arias) and serum Toxoplasma IgG and IgM – high levels. Under co-trimoxazol treatment there was an improvement of the lesions on neuroimaging, in contrast with the worsening of the symptoms, convulsions and fatal outcome.

Authors’ Affiliations

District Hospital of Suceava, Romania