Fever, Hemiparesis and Hyponatraemia in a 63-year-old. HIV, another Great Masquerader?

  • David Agius Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  • Jonathan Gauci Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  • Lars Aakeroy Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  • Brendan Caruana Montaldo Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta

Keywords

Toxoplasmosis, HIV, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Inappropriate ADH Syndrome

Abstract

The authors describe the unusual case of a 63-year-old patient who was referred with fever and lethargy, and was found to be hyponatraemic.
The patient subsequently developed hemiparesis, and neuroradiology showed several space-occupying brain lesions. The cause was later
identified as cerebral toxoplasmosis in undiagnosed Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Author Biographies

David Agius,
Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta FY2,Departments of medicine and surgery, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

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  • Published: 2015-07-28

    Issue: Vol 2 No 5 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Agius, D., Gauci, J., Aakeroy, L., & Caruana Montaldo, B. (2015). Fever, Hemiparesis and Hyponatraemia in a 63-year-old. HIV, another Great Masquerader?. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(5). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/000_232