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Toxoplasma gondii Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Subjects: Case Report and Review

Fabio Eudes Leal, Cinthya Luzia Cavazzana, Heitor Franco de Andrade, Andrés Jimenez Galisteo, João Silva de Mendonça and Esper Georges Kallas

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 6, pages e62-e66
Published in print March 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/511871
Toxoplasma gondii Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Subjects: Case Report and Review

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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.

Journal Article.  2576 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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