Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

    Epidemiology
    • Toxoplasmosis is an endemic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii
    • Toxoplasmosis in HIV-infected patients results from reactivation of latent T gondii infection due to immunosuppression[Miro 2008]
    • Primary infection occurs either by eating undercooked meat or via contact with cat feces
    Clinical Manifestations
      Diagnosis
        Preventing Exposure to the Pathogen
          Primary Prophylaxis
            Secondary Prophylaxis
              Treatment

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