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Dual infective pathology in patients with cryptococcal meningitis.




 

Neurology. 1998 Oct;51(4):1213-5. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Coinfection of the nervous system by two distinct nonviral organisms is uncommon and often undiagnosed. Medical teaching emphasizes that a single pathologic process should be sought; however, in the presence of severe immunocompromise this approach may not hold true. We describe seven HIV-1 seropositive patients with cryptococcal meningitis, three of whom had a proven nervous system infection with a second organism: concurrent tuberculous meningitis, a tuberculoma, and the first documented case of cryptococcal meningitis and neurosyphilis.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Adult AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/*MICROBIOLOGY Human *HIV-1 Male Meningitis, Cryptococcal/*VIROLOGY Middle Age Neurosyphilis/*VIROLOGY South Africa Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Tuberculoma/VIROLOGY Tuberculosis, Meningeal/*VIROLOGY Viral Load



 




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