Disseminated toxoplasmosis: an atypical presentation in an immunocompetent patient

Trop Doct. 2011 Jan;41(1):59-60. doi: 10.1258/td.2010.100228. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

Abstract

Acute acquired toxoplasmosis is considered a self-limited mononucleosis-like disease that rarely requires treatment. We report an unusual severe case of disseminated toxoplasmosis complicated with meningitis and pneumonia in a previously 41-year-old healthy Brazilian man. Toxoplasmosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute febrile diseases due to the non-specific clinical symptoms and the possibility of severe outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Protozoan / blood
  • Brazil
  • Fever / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence*
  • Male
  • Meningitis / diagnosis*
  • Meningitis / parasitology
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis*
  • Pneumonia / parasitology
  • Toxoplasma / immunology
  • Toxoplasmosis / complications*
  • Toxoplasmosis / diagnosis*
  • Toxoplasmosis / parasitology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Protozoan