Ockham's razor is not so sharp

Mark A. Lewis, Kartik Agusala, Yuval Raizen

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Abstract

A 39-year-old male with newly diagnosed HIV had cavitary pneumonia initially attributed to Pneumocystis jirovecii but actually caused by Rhodococcus equi. After neurological deterioration, he was found to have intracerebral lesions caused by Toxoplasma gondii. This case underscores the inability to rely on the search for a unifying diagnosis (Ockham's Razor) in HIV-infected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-32
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Disease Reports
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Rhodococcus equi
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Keywords

  • Cavitary pneumonia
  • Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • Rhodococcus equi
  • Toxoplasma gondii

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Ockham's razor is not so sharp. / Lewis, Mark A.; Agusala, Kartik; Raizen, Yuval.

In: Infectious Disease Reports, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010, p. 30-32.

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Lewis, Mark A. ; Agusala, Kartik ; Raizen, Yuval. / Ockham's razor is not so sharp. In: Infectious Disease Reports. 2010 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 30-32.
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