[Acquired toxoplasmosis with cerebral involvement and subsequent hearing loss].
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Jan 01, 1998
In immunocompetent patients the postnatally acquired toxoplasmosis is usually a mild or asymptomatic disease. CNS manifestations are rare, e.g. in patients with HIV infection or in patients with other types of immunosuppression. We report on a 9-year old healthy boy, who was hospitalized after one week with subfebrile temperatures and headache with clinical signs of encephalitis and unilateral deafness. We diagnosed a toxoplasmosis and treated the patient with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine. While most of the signs and symptoms disappeared rapidly the deafness persisted.
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