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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||LISTERIOSIS AND AIDS - CASE-REPORT AND LITERATURE-REVIEW|
|Abstract:||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 listerosis 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.|
|Editor:||Inst Medicina Tropical|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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