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Indications for Prophylaxis Against Toxoplasmosis in HIV Patient

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with HIV infection should receive chemoprophylaxis against Toxoplasma gondii.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

laboratory tests, prevention

ICD-10:

B58, B20

Description:

Chemoprophylaxis can prevent toxoplasmic encephalitis in patients immunocompromised due to HIV infection. This can be discontinued in patients with immune reconstitution following highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

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