Fatal Disseminated Toxoplasmosis During Primary HIV Infection

Author(s): Liana Signorini, Maurizio Gulletta, Davide Coppini, Carla Donzelli, Roberto Stellini, Nino Manca, Giampiero Carosi, Alberto Matteelli.

Journal Name: Current HIV Research

Volume 5 , Issue 2 , 2007

Abstract:

Toxoplasmosis is a well recognized manifestation of AIDS, but the disseminated disease is a rare condition and it has not been associated to HIV seroconversion to our knowledge. We describe a fatal episode of disseminated T. gondii acute infection with massive organ involvement during primary HIV infection. The serological data demonstrate primary T. gondii infection. The avidity index for HIV antibodies supports recent HIV-1 infection.

Keywords: AIDS, Ceftriaxone, Toxoplasma gondii, HIV infection

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2007
Page: [273 - 274]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/157016207780077011
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