Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Print version ISSN 1413-8670
VILORIA, Guillermo Alberto et al. Two cases of Saint Louis encephalitis in HIV-1 infected patients in Buenos Aires. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.6, pp. 607-608. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702011000600019.
Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLE) is a mosquito borne disease. Only a small proportion of cases progress to severe clinical forms. There have been few reports on HIV-infected patients and the relationship between immunodeficiency and the course of the disease remains unclear. Herein we describe two cases of SLE in HIV-1-infected patients in Buenos Aires city.
Keywords : HIV encephalitis; arbovirus; encephalitis virus, St Louis.