Acute necrotizing toxoplasma encephalitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Decreased level of consciousness

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

? high grade glioma.

 MRI brain was performed and presumed diagnosis of high grade glioma was made.

Presumed diagnosis of high grade glioma was made.

Case Discussion

The patient was referred from another hospital with a diagnosis of brain tumor. MRI brain was performed and presumed diagnosis of high grade glioma was made. The patient was scheduled for surgical resection, however, stereotactic biopsy revealed features consistent with necrotizing toxoplasma encephalitis.

Subsequently the patient was confirmed to have HIV/AIDS.

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Case information

rID: 10683
Published: 5th Sep 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: brain
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