Cerebral infections in AIDS: Mycobacterial and other bacterial infections

Justin C. McArthur, Michael J.G. Harrison

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Bacterial infections, including mycobacterial infections, must be part of the differential diagnosis of CNS infections in patients with AIDS. TB of the CNS is common in HIV-infected patients. Ring-enhancing lesions that do not respond to anti-Toxoplasma therapy are suggestive of CNS TB, especially in the presence of pulmonary TB. Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Nocardia, Listeria, and Clostridia are rare causes of CNS infection in patients with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-168
Number of pages7
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997


  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Clostridia
  • Listeria
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex
  • Nocardia
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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