Benznidazole Treatment of Chagasic Encephalitis in Pregnant Woman with AIDS
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(9):1490-1492.
Keywords:Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
Chagas Disease Reactivation
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Description:We report a case of chagasic meningoencephalitis reactivation in a pregnant woman co-infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and HIV that was successfully managed with benznidazole and highly active antiretroviral therapy. Early diagnosis enabled rapid specific treatment that improved the health of the patient and her baby.
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