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Listeriosis and AIDS: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  1342113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Listeriosis is a not uncommon infection in humans, usually associated with immunodeficient states and with newborns. However, relatively few cases have been reported in HIV-infected patients. This scarcity of reported cases has aroused interest in the association of listeriosis and AIDS. In this paper we present a case of meningitis and septicemia caused by Listeria monocytogenes in a female patient with AIDS. A review of recent medical literature indicates that association of listeriosis and AIDS may be more common than it seems. Recent research in host-parasite interaction in listerial infection suggests an important role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and for integralin, a bacterial protein, in modulating listerial disease in AIDS patients. Inadequate diagnosis may be in part responsible for the scarcity of reports.
L J da Silva; M R Resende; W B de Abreu; F H Aoki; R B Bocatto; M L Branchinni; F L Gonçales Juńior; J N de Lima; A von Nowakonski; P M Papaiordanou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    1992 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-03     Completed Date:  1994-02-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  BRAZIL    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-8     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Dept. de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Ampicillin / administration & dosage
Diagnosis, Differential
Meningitis, Listeria / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Sepsis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications
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