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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 121-122

Rare presentation of toxoplasmosis


1 Department of Pathology, Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases/Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases/Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases/Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Kalyani Dukkipati
Department of Pathology, Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases, Hyderabad - 500 044, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4855.132955

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Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii and infects most genera of warm-blooded animals, including humans, but the primary host is the felid (cat) family. This infection may clinically resemble influenza, hence causing diagnostic dilemma. Here we report a rare case of toxoplasmosis in a male patient aged 21 years with healthy immune system presented with flu like symptoms and eosinophilic leukocytosis. There was no clinical suspicion of toxoplasmosis. Serological detection of antibody titers is useful and rapid technique in the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of parasitic infestation with persistant eosinophilia and detection of antibody titers is the best guide to a clinician in the absence of clinical suspicion.


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