2007, Number 3
Rev Mex Neuroci 2007; 8 (3)
Neurocysticercosis and HIV-1, 25 years of a co-infection follow-up
Cedeno-Laurent F, Ramírez-Rodríguez C, García-Ramos G, Martínez-Rodríguez HR, Ramos-Jiménez J, Ancer-Rodríguez J, Trujillo JR
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Since the emergence of the first HIV-1/AIDS cases, the co-infection of the central nervous system (CNS) by opportunistic
pathogens represents a common cause of consultation. Neurocysticercosis, a parasitic disorder that affects approximately
three million people in Mexico, illustrates a parallel epidemic to that of AIDS. Exclusively, 14 cases of co-infection have been
reported, being two of our country. Such epidemiological phenomenon makes us hypothesize in the mutual protection
between both infections.
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