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Disseminated toxoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient from Peruvian Amazon
Nunura J, Vásquez T, Endo S, Salazar D, Rodriguez A, Pereyra S, Solis H.
Ministerio de Salud, Lima, Perú
We report a case of severe toxoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient, characterized by pneumonia, retinochoroiditis, hepatitis and myositis. Diagnosis was confirmed by serology, T. gondii in thick blood smear and presence of bradyzoites in muscle biopsy. Treatment with pyrimethamine plus sulfadoxine was successful but visual acuity and hip extension were partially recovered. This is the first case report of severe toxoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient from Peru.
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