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Rev Med Chil. 1993 Sep;121(9):1037-42.

[Cerebral abscess caused by Toxoplasma gondii and AIDS. Report of a case with anatomo-pathological study].

[Article in Spanish]

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Departamento de Ciencias Neurol├│gicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile (Campus Oriente), Santiago de Chile.


We report a 47 year old woman that presented to the hospital with an intracranial hypertension syndrome, a right hemiparesis and a several months history of progressive malaise and behavioral disturbances. During the hospital stay, positive HIV antibodies were detected and CAT scan showed a profound left parietal rounded hypodense lesion. The patient died 21 days after admission and the postmortem pathological study showed a deep abscess in the left basal ganglia, with recognizable Toxoplasma gondii trophozoites.

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