Toxoplasmosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio
Diagram

This is an illustration of the life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii, the causal agent of Toxoplasmosis.

Author: CDC/Alexander J. da Silva, PhD/Melanie Moser

Original file: 3421

Modifications: the name of CDC was added at the bottom. 

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Pathology

This photomicrograph of a brain tissue sample reveals some of the cytoarchitectural details associated with a case of neurotoxoplasmosis. The cause of this illness is the parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, and some cystic-stage T. gondii organisms are visible in the field of view.

Cysts of T. gondii usually range in size from 5-50µm in diameter. Cysts are usually spherical in the brain but more elongated in cardiac and skeletal muscles. They may be found in various sites throughout the body of the host, but are most common in the brain and skeletal and cardiac muscles.

Author: CDC 1986

Original file: 14381

Modifications: cropped 

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Case Discussion

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