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Chief Complaint:

Headache and confusion for 2 weeks

Published: July 7, 2017
Case No. 58
Author: Medzcool
CASE SCENARIO

A 32 year old patient with poorly controlled HIV recently diagnosed with AIDS presents following a seizure. His friend reports he has been complaining of headache for the past 2 weeks. And over these past few days has become more confused. A contrast-enhanced CT head shows multiple ring-enhancing lesions.

QUESTION

Which of the following is the best treatment for this patient’s condition?

Four-drug antituberculosis therapy
Intravenous ganciclovir
Amphotericin B
Pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine plus folate