CNS Toxoplasmosis in the Presence of AIDS - CMEZ-PH67

CNS Toxoplasmosis in the Presence of AIDS

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Krupa Patel, PharmD, MPH
(4.6 / 29 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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 drugs available to treat toxoplasmosis

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and physicians.
Physicians: 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 Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/24/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/6/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/6/2019

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

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Gary R - Chicago, IL  ·  Apr 10, 2019
This course provided some detailed insight pertaining to AIDS.
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Magyolis C - Miami, FL  ·  Mar 15, 2019
This course is very instructive and knowledgeable
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Kathy V - durham, NC  ·  Feb 21, 2019
it is a very good course
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Tina L - Augusta, MI  ·  Jul 16, 2018
Well written. Great information.
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Maria F - Woodside, NY  ·  Aug 31, 2017
Clear, concise, not to long, easy to understand, however the test could be better.
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Price: $15.00
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