Pseudotumoral chagasic meningoencephalitis as the first manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Cohen1998PseudotumoralCM,
  title={Pseudotumoral chagasic meningoencephalitis as the first manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Enrique Cohen and Eve C. Tsai and Howard J. Ginsberg and Jerry Godes},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={324-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with AIDS frequently show secondary involvement of the brain by different infectious agents, and Chagas' disease is now recognized as a potential opportunistic infection. To our knowledge, pseudotumoral chagasic meningoencephalitis has not been previously reported as the first manifestation of AIDS. METHODS AND RESULTS A 30-year-old Argentinian man without any risk factor for HIV infection was admitted to the hospital with an acute onset of drowsiness. A computed… CONTINUE READING
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