Opportunistic Infections

Joseph R. Berger and Bruce A. Cohen

in The Neurology of AIDS

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399349
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965199 | DOI:
Opportunistic Infections

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The focus of this chapter is on common and not-so-common infections of both the central and peripheral nervous systems seen in AIDS patients. It is organized by the nature of the infecting organism. Part I discusses viral opportunists-herpes viruses (cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, varicella-zoster) and JC virus. Part II discusses bacteria-including mycobacteria tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteria, leprosy, syphilis, bartonella, listeria, and nocardia. Part III discusses fungus-cryptococcus, coccidiomycosis, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, aspergillus, mucormycosis, candida albicans, sporotrichosis, and cladosporiosis. Part IV discusses parasites-toxoplasmosis, acanthamoeba, trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas Disease), strongyloides stercoralis, cysticercosis. Part V discusses algae.

Chapter.  58555 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System ; Infectious Diseases

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