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Chorioretinitis as the first sign of acquired toxoplasmosis transmitted from donor following kidney transplantation: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23323579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a case of chorioretinitis as the earliest manifestation of Toxoplasma gondii infection acquired through donor after kidney transplantation.
DESIGN/METHODS: Three months after kidney transplantation thepatient referred for visual acuity loss in her left eye and was diagnosed withtoxoplasmicchorioretinitis. Systemic treatment was started.
RESULTS: The evolution of visual acuity was satisfactory. Laboratory studies confirmed that the patient was seronegative for Toxoplasma gondiiprior to the surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The literature reports toxoplasmosis as an uncommon but dangerous source of morbidity and mortality after transplantation. This case highlights the value of the ophthalmologic examination when taking care of these patients.
Alejandro Filloy; Olga Garcia-Garcia; Loreto Fernández-Lorente
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ocular immunology and inflammation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1744-5078     ISO Abbreviation:  Ocul. Immunol. Inflamm.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  2013-07-02     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312169     Medline TA:  Ocul Immunol Inflamm     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chorioretinitis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects*
Toxoplasma / isolation & purification*
Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / complications*,  diagnosis
Visual Acuity
Erratum In:
Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013 Jun;21(3):254

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