Medline ® Abstract for Reference 40
Parasitic central nervous system infections in immunocompromised hosts.
Walker M, Zunt JR
Clin Infect Dis. 2005;40(7):1005. Epub 2005 Mar 2.
Immunosuppression due to therapy after transplantation or associated with HIV infection increases susceptibility to various central nervous system (CNS) infections. This article discusses how immunosuppression modifies the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of selected parasitic CNS infections, with a focus on toxoplasmosis, Chagas disease, neurocysticercosis, schistosomiasis, and strongyloidiasis.
Department of Neurology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA.