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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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TORRICO, Faustino  and  CASTRO SOTO, María del Rosario. Co-infections by trypanosoma cruzi and hiv: report of a case of meningoencephalitis Cochabamba,Bolivia. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2013, vol.36, n.2, pp.96-99. ISSN 1012-2966.

The co-infection of Chagas disease with HIV can be a common in countries where both diseases are endemic, 70% of cases of chronic Chagas reactivated in HlV-infected patients with less than 200 CD4 / ul of blood giving more frequently CNS lesions with meningoencephalitis. The treatment of these cases of reactivation of infection by Tcruzíis an urgency to reduce the high risk of mortality due to the association of the two diseases. We report on a male patient, a case of reactivation of chronic Chagas infection, which is presented as a picture of meningoencephalitis and confirmed by demonstration of the parasite in CSF and peripheral blood, four months after specific treatment, we observed a relapse of the T. cruzi infection with a new picture of meningoencephalitis.

Keywords : Chagas; HIV/AIDS; Encephalitis.

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