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September 1992

Neurocysticercosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: A Possible Association

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Thornton and Latif) and Clinical Pharmacology (Dr Houston), University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine, Harare. Drs Thornton and Houston are now with the University of Rochester (NY) and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, respectively.

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(9):963-965. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530330087021

• We present four patients with active neurocysticercosis and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. In three patients, symptoms of neurocysticercosis brought the patient to medical attention and led to the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Neurocysticercosis should be considered in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons who have been in areas where cysticercosis is endemic.

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