Monday, February 19, 2007

Toxo Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Subjects

Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 15;44(6):e62-6. Epub 2007 Feb 8.

Toxoplasma gondii Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Subjects: Case Report and Review

Eudes Leal F, Cavazzana CL, Franco de Andrade H Jr, Jimenez Galisteo A Jr, Silva de Mendonca J, Kallas EG.

Hospital do Servidor Publico Estadual de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Pulmonary toxoplasmosis is rare in immunocompetent subjects. Here, we describe a 41-year-old previously healthy male patient who presented to the emergency department of a hospital with a life-threatening case of pneumonia due to Toxoplasma gondii infection, which responded to specific therapy. Clinical and image-based findings overlap with those for atypical pneumonias, and toxoplasmosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis--especially if immunoglobulin M-specific antibodies are detected.

PMID: 17304443 [PubMed - in process]

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