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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jan 1;34(1):118-23. Epub 2001 Nov 26.

Chagasic meningoencephalitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: diagnosis, follow-up, and genetic characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Triângulo Mineiro Faculty of Medicine, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Abstract

Early diagnosis of the clinical reactivation of Chagas' disease in human immunodeficiency virus- and Trypanosoma cruzi-coinfected persons is fundamental for a good prognosis. Polymerase chain reaction rapidly and efficiently demonstrated the presence and elimination of T. cruzi in the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with chagasic meningoencephalitis. Characterization of T. cruzi, directly and indirectly in blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples, demonstrated homogeneity of kinetoplast DNA and the presence of lineage 1 (T. cruzi II) in both parasite populations.

PMID:
11731955
DOI:
10.1086/324355
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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