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Ventriculitis and hydrocephalus: an unusual presentation of toxoplasmosis in an adult with human immunodeficiency virus
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  1. T de Silva1,
  2. M Raychaudhuri1,
  3. M Poulton1,
  4. A Achar2,
  5. T Hampton3
  1. 1The Caldecot Centre, King’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Neurology, King’s College Hospital
  3. 3Department of Neuroradiology, King’s College Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Poulton
 Consultant in HIV Medicine, The Caldecot Centre, King’s Healthcare NHS Trust, 15–22 Caldecot Road, London SE5 9RS, UK; Mary.Poultonkingsch.nhs.uk

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A 33 year old African man presented with a history of fever, confusion, and headache. An magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed hydrocephalus, marked enhancement within the ventricular walls, and extensive confluent T2-weighted/fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR), high signal around the 3rd and lateral ventricles, as well as within the splenium of the corpus callosum. Bilateral extra-ventricular …

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