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September 1983

Acute Toxoplasmic Encephalitis in a Normal Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Infectious Diseases (Dr Bach) and Neurology (Dr Armstrong), Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto Medical School. Dr Bach is now with the Division of Infectious Diseases, Maine Medical Center, Portland. Dr Armstrong is now with the Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(9):596-597. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050080096025

• Acute encephalitis associated with an impressive skin rash developed in an otherwise healthy man. Brain biopsy findings were not diagnostic, but serologic data confirmed the diagnosis of acute toxoplasmosis. The patient improved after antimicrobial therapy with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine, but he was left with neurologic deficits.

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