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AIDS-Associated Penicillium marneffei Infection of the Central Nervous System

By Thuy Le, Nguyen Huu Chi, Ngo T. Kim Cuc, Tran Phu Manh Sieu, Cecilia M. Shikuma, Jeremy Farrar and Jeremy N. Day


Penicillium marneffei is an important human immunodeficiency virus-associated opportunistic infection endemic in Southeast Asia. Central nervous system infection has not been described. We report the first case series of 21 human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients who presented with a syndrome consistent with acute central nervous system infection and who had Penicillium marneffei isolated from cerebrospinal fluid

Topics: HIV/AIDS
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