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July 1988

Toxoplasma Peritonitis in a Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Research Institute, Palo Alto (Calif) Medical Foundation (Drs Israelski, Prince, Araujo, and Remington); the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (Drs Israelski, Skowron, Prince, and Remington and Mr Barrio), and the Clinical Laboratories (Ms Long and Mr Blankenship), Stanford (Calif) University Medical Center; and the Department of Medicine, Palo Alto (Calif) Medical Clinic (Dr Leventhal). Dr Leventhal is now with the Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(7):1655-1657. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380070133033

Toxoplasma gondii was identified in a stained slide preparation of, and isolated from, peritoneal fluid specimens obtained from a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). At the time of admission to the hospital, the patient's serologic tests were positive for Toxoplasma. Toxo-plasma was isolated from samples of the patient's blood by mouse inoculation. Findings of newly developed methods for diagnosis of the presence of T gondii in body fluids by assay for Toxoplasma-specific antigen and by use of a DNA probe were positive.

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:1655-1657)

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