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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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ROCHA, Ademir et al. Trypanosoma cruzi meningoencephalitis and myocarditis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1993, vol.35, n.2, pp.205-208. ISSN 1678-9946.

We report the case of a 52-year-old male heterosexual patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and reactivation of Chagas' disease manifested by meningoencephalitis and myocarditis, diagnosed post-mortem. Unexplained reactivation of Chagas' disease should be included among the diagnostic criteria of AIDS in human immunodeficiency virus positive patients. On the other hand, AIDS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with unexplained reactivation of Chagas' disease.

Keywords : Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Human immunodeficiency virus; Meningoencephalitis; Myocarditis; Trypanosomiasis; American.

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