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Cerebral toxoplasmosis

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Dr Adam McCulloch MBChB, Dr David Rowen
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 3, p.12 (123Doc Education, London, March 2010)


Collapse of unknown cause is a presenting symptom often encountered by junior doctors on the medical assessment unit. This presentation generates a number of possible diagnoses. One of the potential diagnoses is cerebral toxoplasmosis, the most common opportunistic infection of the central nervous system in HIV positive patients. The case of Ms TW will be presented which illustrates the initial difficulties in diagnosis, the chosen treatment regimen, follow-up and length of treatment.

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Dr Adam McCulloch MBChB

Foundation Year 2 Doctor (Cardiology)

Dr David Rowen

Genitourinary Medicine
Southampton University Hospital Trust


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