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

Toxoplasma gondii pneumonia in immunocompetent subjects: case report and review.

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

Abstract

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
DOI:
10.1086/511871
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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