Laboratoire Microbiologie, Santé et Environnement (LMSE)

Brain abscesses in HIV-positive patients due to pneumocystis jiroveci

Nasnas R, Matta MY, El Helou G, Rizk N, Sarkis DK, Moussa R

J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2012 May-Jun;11(3):169-71


Cerebral toxoplasmosis is common in AIDS patients; however, pneumocystosis of the brain is rarely documented. We report a patient with AIDS hospitalized for brain abscesses. Stereotactic brain biopsy with immunofluorescence staining was positive for Pneumocystis jiroveci. The patient received high doses of cotrimoxazole and had a favorable clinical course.

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