Last updated on:October 19th, 2021
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A 40 year old Caucasian patient presents with difficulty in speaking and walking for 3 days, in a background of fever and fatigue for 1 week.
He has been HIV-positive for 7 years. Close questioning reveals poor compliance with HAART.
There is no contact history with tuberculosis nor a travel history to South America. He keeps a cat as a pet.
He is allergic to sulfa-drugs. A CD4 count is performed and is found to be 100 cells/microL.