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[Acquired toxoplasmosis with cerebral involvement and subsequent hearing loss].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinische Pädiatrie
Publication Date
Volume
210
Issue
3
Pages
125–127
Identifiers
PMID: 9629546
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

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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