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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

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SARDAR, Partha et al. Non tuberculous mycobacteria and toxoplasma co-infection of the central nervous system in a patient with AIDS. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.6, pp.449-451. ISSN 1413-8670.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702009000600011.

New-onset seizures are frequent manifestations in patients infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). We describe the clinical and radiological findings in an 25yr old AIDS patient presenting with new onset seizures as the primary manifestation of cerebral toxoplasmosis and Non Tuberculous Mycobacterial [NTM] co-infection. Cranial computed tomography showed a subtle ventricular dilatation whereas magnetic resonance imaging disclosed prominent temporal horn. Toxoplasma tachyzoites and rapidly growing mycobacteria were recovered from CSF. Seizures were complex partial in nature and refractory to antiepileptic therapy.

Keywords : Non tuberculous Mycobacteria; toxoplasmosis; HIV; seizures.

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