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AIDS-Associated <i>Penicillium marneffei</i> Infection of the Central Nervous System

Thuy Le, Nguyen Huu Chi, Ngo T. Kim Cuc, Tran Phu Manh Sieu, Cecilia M. Shikuma, Jeremy Farrar and Jeremy N. Day

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 12, pages 1458-1462
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/657400
AIDS-Associated Penicillium marneffei Infection of the Central Nervous System

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Penicillium marneffei is an important human immunodeficiency virus-associated opportunistic infection endemic in Southeast Asia. Central nervous system infection has not been described. We report the first case series of 21 human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients who presented with a syndrome consistent with acute central nervous system infection and who had Penicillium marneffei isolated from cerebrospinal fluid.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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