CNS Toxoplasmosis in the Presence of AIDS - 0513-0000-16-067-H02-T

CNS Toxoplasmosis in the Presence of AIDS

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Krupa Patel, PharmD, MPH
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
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One of the most common causes of central nervous system disease in AIDS is toxoplasmosis. When a patient with AIDS has toxoplasmosis involving the brain, it is usually a late manifestation of the AIDS disease process. Although toxoplasmosis lesions may be found anywhere in the brain, they are rare in the spinal cord. Treating CNS toxoplasmosis requires clinical judgment and good knowledge about the patient’s medical status. Primary empiric therapy is followed by long-term highly active antiretroviral therapy, often continued until the CD4 count is more than 200 cells/uL.


The goal of this toxoplasmosis continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and physicians with adequate information about toxoplasmosis, including its epidemiology, presentation and management of infection. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe Toxoplasma gondii infection, its epidemiology and clinical presentation
  • Discuss populations at risk for toxoplasmosis and the means of identifying the infection
  • List at least 2 drug regimens used to treat toxoplasmosis

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and physicians.
Pharmacy techs: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 10/07/2016; Planned Expiration Date: 10/07/2019

Course Originally Released on: 6/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/6/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/7/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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it was very easy and simple to complete
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This was a great introduction!
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LATRICE H - KANSAS CITY, MO  ·  May 17, 2018
This course was very informative and I learned a lot of valuable information.
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PAMELA F - INDEPENDENCE, MO  ·  May 16, 2018
this course was very informative
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