Acute fulminant toxoplasma meningoencephalitis in a homosexual man

T. Wongmongkolrit, S. L. McPherson, A. El-Naggar, R. Hafner, V. Codispoti, A. Schnall, D. L. Jackson, C. Bonstelle

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Abstract

A homosexual man with a history of sexually transmitted infections including recent giardiasis and high cytomegalovirus (CMV) titer was admitted with generalized weakness, headache, and depression. He rapidly became comatose and developed signs of increased intracranial pressure. CT scan revealed a right cerebral lesion. Pathologic examination disclosed an acute necrotizing granulomatous toxoplasmosis involving the cerebrum. This case represents an example of an opportunistic infection in a male homosexual associated with fulminant clinical course, probably on the basis of immune deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neuropathologica
Volume60
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1983
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cerebral toxoplasmosis
  • Homosexual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Wongmongkolrit, T., McPherson, S. L., El-Naggar, A., Hafner, R., Codispoti, V., Schnall, A., Jackson, D. L., & Bonstelle, C. (1983). Acute fulminant toxoplasma meningoencephalitis in a homosexual man. Acta Neuropathologica, 60(3-4), 305-308. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00691882