Thursday, March 08, 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.

Leal FE, Cavazzana CL, de Andrade HF Jr, Galisteo AJ Jr, de Mendonca JS, 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.

Publication Types:
Case Reports
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

PMID: 17304443 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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