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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Successful treatment of cerebral toxoplasmosis with cotrimoxazole


1 Department of Microbiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Virendra C Patil
Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Dhebewadi Road, Karad Dist: Satara, Maharashtra-415110
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.81255

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Cerebral toxoplasmosis is an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related infection and is one of the causes of CNS mass lesions in AIDS. Toxoplasmosis is the most common cerebral mass lesion encountered in HIV-infected patients, and its incidence has increased markedly since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. Cerebral toxoplasmosis is associated with high mortality and morbidity in patients with acquired immunocopromised state. We are reporting a case of cerebral toxoplasmosis presented with status epileptics and treated with cotrimoxazole. Refractory status epilepsy was controlled with intravenous levetiracetam, which has a unique drug profile.


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