Toxoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient | Abdul Basit | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 
میز اداری صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری تبلیغات کلیکی میز تلویزیون پاراگلایدر آگهی رایگان محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش آهنگ جدید لباس زیر شورت زنانه خرید اینترنتی وبلاگدهی گن لاغری

Toxoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Khalid Abdul Basit, Sadaf Nasir, Ejaz Vohra, Muhammad Kashif Shazlee

Abstract


Toxoplasmosis is an obligate intracellular, food borne parasite disease with variable clinical presentation. Although the neurological presentation of toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent patients is uncommon, broad differential diagnosis should be kept in consideration when attending to similar patients. Twenty years old man with no known co-morbid conditions presented with fever and unilateral limb weakness for three weeks. It increased gradually, associated with altered level of consciousness for the last five days, diagnosed as acute toxoplasmosis. MRI Brain showed multiple ring enhancing lesions in frontal, parietal and temporal lobes. Serology for toxoplasmosis denoted raised IgM levels 36IU/mL (cut off value > 18IU/mL). This case report describes the clinical presentation and management of neurological toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent patient. Early diagnosis and prompt management can resolve the symptoms at an earlier stage. 

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.346.15016

How to cite this:Basit KA, Nasir S, Vohra E, Shazlee MK. Toxoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(6):1579-1581.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.346.15016

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