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For patients with unilateral CMV retinitis and CD4+ count

In those patients who do develop anti-Bartonella antibodies, monitoring of antibody levels might correlate with resolution and recrudescence of Bartonella infection. Note that as many as 25% of Bartonella culture-positive patients might never develop antibodies in the setting of advanced HIV infection (509). In addition, several private laboratories offer serological testing, but none of these private laboratory tests has been evaluated for sensitivity or specificity with sera from HIV-infected patients. A well-characterized serologic test was developed at CDC (511) and is also available at some state health labs. In immunocompetent patients, anti-Bartonella antibodies might not be detectable for 6 weeks after acute infection; in contrast, by the time Bartonella infection is suspected in patients with late-stage HIV infection, they usually have been infected for months or even >1 year.

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Demonstration of mucosal ulcerations on endoscopic examination combined with colonoscopic or rectal biopsy with histopathologic demonstration of characteristic intranuclear and intracytoplasmic inclusions is required for the diagnosis of CMV colitis (659). The diagnosis of CMV esophagitis is established by the presence of extensive large, shallow ulcers of the distal esophagus and biopsy evidence of intranuclear inclusion bodies in the endothelial cells with an inflammatory reaction at the edge of the ulcer (659).

cruzi parasitemias than their counterparts who are HIV negative (1345, 1347). Persons with chronic Chagas disease who are HIV infected usually have higher levels of T. Clinical reactivation occurs in HIV-infected patients, as it does with patients who are immunosuppressed by other processes (1343-1346). One prospective study found reactivation in 11 (21%) of 53 patients during a median follow-up interval of 58 months (1345). The majority of cases occur in patients with CD4+ counts

bieneusi and V. Therefore, albendazole is recommended for initial therapy of intestinal and disseminated microsporidiosis caused by microsporidia other than E. corneae. corneae (AII) (272--274). The tubulin genes of both E. Albendazole, a benzimidazole that binds to -tubulin, has activity against many species of microsporidia, but it is not effective against Enterocytozoon infections or V. corneae (271) have amino acid residues associated with albendazole resistance. bieneusi (270) and V.

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ART with immune restoration (an increase of CD4+ count to >100 cells/L) is associated with resolution of symptoms of enteric microsporidiosis, including that caused by E. Data suggest that following successful ART, immune reconstitution occurs and enables the patient's own defenses to eradicate microsporidia (245,264). All patients should be offered ART as part of the initial management of microsporidial infection (AII). bieneusi (245,263-265).

Patients with hepatic penicilliosis have fever, abdominal pain, hepatomegaly, and a marked increase in serum alkaline phosphatase levels (1259). Involvement of other organs such as bone marrow, lymph node, lung, liver, and intestine have been reported. Cutaneous penicilliosis lesions commonly appear on the face, ears, extremities, and occasionally the genitalia. The common clinical manifestations include fever, anemia, weight loss, and generalized skin papules with central umbilication resembling molluscum contagiosum (1257).

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Risk for preterm labor and delivery might be increased with acute HBV infection. Those who are HBsAg negative and without antibody to hepatitis B should be offered vaccination against hepatitis B. Pregnant women, including HIV-infected women, should be screened for HBsAg. Treatment of symptomatic acute HBV infection during pregnancy should be supportive, with special attention given to maintaining blood glucose levels and normal clotting status. This vaccination can be administered during pregnancy, preferably after the woman is on a stable ART regimen, to prevent the theoretical risk for HIV RNA rebound with vaccination.

Although early relapse is typically not a result of resistance, later relapse often is. Virus in the eye and in the blood are identical in >90% of cases (708), so evaluating the blood for resistance is reasonable, and the detection of resistance in the blood or urine correlates with clinical behavior of the retinitis (709). Sequencing the UL97 gene from PCR-amplified specimens from blood can be accomplished in

(108). Giemsa, Diff-Quik, and Wright stains detect both the cyst and trophozoite forms but do not stain the cyst wall; Gomori methenamine silver, Gram-Weigert, cresyl violet, and toluidine blue stain the cyst wall. (13)-D-glucan (a component of fungal cell walls) might be elevated in patients with PCP, but the sensitivity and specificity of this assay to establish a diagnosis of PCP has not been adequately evaluated. Spontaneously expectorated sputum has low sensitivity and should not be submitted to the laboratory to diagnose PCP. Nucleic acid tests have greater sensitivity but less specificity than colorimetric or immunologic stains and can be combined with noninvasive samples such as induced sputum or oral wash samples; however, their availability is limited (105--107). Certain laboratories prefer direct immunofluorescent staining. Because the clinical presentation, blood tests, or chest radiographs are not pathognomonic for PCP and the organism cannot be cultivated routinely, histopathologic demonstration of organisms in tissue, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, or induced sputum samples (98,99,103,104) are required for a definitive diagnosis.