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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(7): 801-803
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.092


A Case of Cerebral Toxoplasmosis as the Initial Presentation of HIV Infection
Varunika Vijayvergia*, Rameshwari Bithu, S.K. Singh and Rakesh Maheshwari
Department of Microbiology, SMS Medical college, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Increasing incidences of the neurological complications are being encountered nowadays with the increase in the incidence of HIV. These can be due to the direct involvement of the CNS by the virus or due to the opportunistic infections. Cerebral toxoplasmosis is a common opportunistic infection seen in HIV-infected patients, but it has rarely been encountered before the diagnosis of HIV infection is established. We report the case of a patient who presented with symptoms of cerebral toxoplasmosis even before diagnosis of AIDS. Diagnosis was relied essentially on the report of MRI scan, toxoplasma serology and the complete recovery shown by the patient when put on the anti-toxoplasma therapy.  It is to highlight the fact that cerebral toxoplasmosis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of multiple ring enhancing neuroparenchymal lesions in young individuals presenting with neurological symptoms. As it is a treatable entity so the early recognition is the key which can lead to the complete and timely cure of the patient.


Keywords: Cerebral Toxoplasmosis,HIV Infection,MRI scan, toxoplasma serology.
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Varunika Vijayvergia, Rameshwari Bithu, S.K. Singh and Rakesh Maheshwari. 2016. A Case of Cerebral Toxoplasmosis as the Initial Presentation of HIV InfectionInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(7): 801-803. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.092