Cerebral toxoplasmosis in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome presenting as obstructive hydrocephalus

C. Eggers, A. Vortmeyer, T. Emskotter

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We report the case of an adult AIDS-patient with an unusual pattern of toxoplasmic encephalitis resembling the congenital form of the disease. Extensive exudative ependymitis and plexitis caused obstruction of internal CSF-pathways with rapid development of hydrocephalus. CT showed hydrocephalus and multifocal hypodense non-enhancing lesions. Direct microscopy of the CSF demonstrated Toxoplasma organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neuropathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995



  • AIDS
  • Ependymitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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