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Opportunistic Infections 

Opportunistic Infections
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Opportunistic Infections
Author(s):

Joseph R. Berger

and Bruce A. Cohen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195399349.003.0051
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date: 23 May 2019

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.

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