Extensive brain masses and cavitary lung lesions associated with toxoplasmosis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Folusakin Ayoade, John Todd, Firas Al-Delfi, John King

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Abstract

Toxoplasmosis is an important cause of enhancing brain lesions in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and it is typically associated with low CD4-lymphocyte counts. Extensive toxoplasma encephalitis when the CD4-lymphocyte count is above 100 cells/µl is unusual. Cavitary lung lesions are also not typically associated with toxoplasmosis. Here, we present a case of toxoplasmosis associated with extensive brain masses and cavitary lung lesions, both of which improved with directed toxoplasmosis therapy, in an AIDS patient with a CD4 cell count of 120 cells/µl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1150-1154
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • North America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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