Trypanosoma cruzi meningoencephalitis in AIDS mimicking cerebral metastases: case report

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dc.contributor.author Pimentel, Pedro Camilo A. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Handfas, Benjamin W.
dc.contributor.author Carmignani, Márcia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-14T13:24:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-14T13:24:31Z
dc.date.issued 1996-03-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1996000100017
dc.identifier.citation Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 54, n. 1, p. 102-106, 1996.
dc.identifier.issn 0004-282X
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/411
dc.description.abstract A case of Chagas' meningoencephalitis in a 47 year-old patient with AIDS is presented. The diagnosis was established by examination of the cerebrospinal fluid which showed the presence of Trypanosoma cruzi. CT-scan revealed multiple cerebral lesions which only became evident by contrast administration. A second CT after 13 days showed a severe evolution with displacement of the midline structures leading to the patient's death. This case, as well as other case reports published, has shown the fulminant evolution of Chagas' meningoencephalitis in AIDS patients and the importance of cerebrospinal fluid examination for the diagnosis. en
dc.description.abstract Apresentamos um caso de meningoencefalite chagásica em paciente de 47 anos com AIDS. O diagnóstico foi feito pelo encontro do Trypanosoma cruzi no LCR. A tomografia de crânio mostrou múltiplas lesões cerebrais que se tornaram evidentes apenas na fase com contraste. Uma segunda tomografia após 13 dias mostrou evolução tipo tumoral com intenso efeito de massa e acentuado desvio de estruturas da linha média, levando o paciente ao óbito. Este caso e outros da literatura mostram a evolução fulminante da meningoencefalite chagásica em pacientes com AIDS e a importância do exame de LCR para o diagnóstico. pt
dc.format.extent 102-106
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
dc.relation.ispartof Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject cerebral metastases en
dc.subject encephalitis en
dc.subject Chagas' disease en
dc.subject Trypanosoma cruzi en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject metastases cerebrais pt
dc.subject encefalite pt
dc.subject doença de Chagas pt
dc.subject Trypanosoma cruzi pt
dc.subject AIDS pt
dc.title Trypanosoma cruzi meningoencephalitis in AIDS mimicking cerebral metastases: case report en
dc.title.alternative Meningoencefalite chagásica em AIDS simulando metástases cerebrais: relato de caso pt
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Hospital Albert Einstein Division of Neuroimaging
dc.description.affiliation Escola Paulista de Medicina Department of Neurology
dc.description.affiliation Hospital Albert Einstein Division of Neuroimaging
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp UNIFESP, EPM, Department of Neurology
dc.identifier.file S0004-282X1996000100017.pdf
dc.identifier.scielo S0004-282X1996000100017
dc.identifier.doi 10.1590/S0004-282X1996000100017
dc.description.source SciELO
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1996TZ93500017



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