Braz J Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;13(1):70-1
Vertical transmission of HIV and toxoplasma by reactivation in a chronically infected woman
Fernandes RC, Vasconcellos VP, Araújo LC, Medina-Acosta E.
Municipal Program for the Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil. email@example.com
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Toxoplasma dual infections in the immunocompromised patient remains a healthcare challenge. We report a case of congenital toxoplasmosis resulting from reactivation of latent infection in a severely immunodepressed HIV-infected pregnant woman, who had poor adherence to therapy; this case illustrates the difficulties encountered in management of such a rare condition.
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
PMID: 19578634 [PubMed - in process]