Varicella-zoster virus encephalitis in an AIDS patient.

@article{Toledo2004VaricellazosterVE,
  title={Varicella-zoster virus encephalitis in an AIDS patient.},
  author={Paula Virginia Michelon Toledo and Luciano Nassar Pellegrino and Cl{\'o}vis Arns da Cunha},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={255-8}
}
A 37-year-old man with a three-year history of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome was admitted with impaired consciousness, seizures and fever. He was on highly active antiretroviral therapy and on neurotoxoplasmosis secondary prophylaxis. Laboratory exams from two months before showed a CD4 cell count of 37/microL and a viral load of 230,000 copies/mL. Three months before admission he developed herpetic skin rash in the right trunk and acyclovir was added to his treatment regimen. On physical… CONTINUE READING

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