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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Jun;127(6):732-4.

Gastric toxoplasmosis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. A case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Ill 60657, USA.

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis is a common opportunistic pathogen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It usually presents with ocular, central nervous system, or pulmonary disease. Gastric toxoplasmosis is uncommon in AIDS patients, especially in the absence of central nervous system manifestations. In the few reported cases, patients have presented with abdominal pain and other digestive complaints that usually are attributed to the more common gastrointestinal manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus infection. We describe a 49-year-old man with AIDS who presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea, dry cough, and systemic symptoms and was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis by a gastric biopsy.

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