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July 1988

Toxoplasma Peritonitis in a Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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)