Thursday, March 29, 2007

Fatal disseminated toxoplasmosis during primary HIV infection

Curr HIV Res. 2007 Mar;5(2):273-4.

Fatal disseminated toxoplasmosis during primary HIV infection.

Signorini L, Gulletta M, Coppini D, Donzelli C, Stellini R, Manca N, Carosi G, Matteelli A.

Istituto di Malattie Infettive e Tropicali, Universita degli Studi di Brescia, Italy.

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.

Publication Types:
Case Reports

PMID: 17346141 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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