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

  • Acute phase begins shortly after infection and lasts 1-2 months
    • This stage is often asymptomatic but may present with fever, malaise, induration around the inoculation site (chagoma), or periocular edema (Romaña’s sign)
    • Acute stages are marked by abundant parasites in the bloodstream

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