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Fatal cerebral toxoplasmosis in a leukemia child in remission
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3166370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 4 year-old boy who died from cerebral toxoplasmosis while in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The clinical picture was remarkably insidious and non specific: diagnosis is particularly difficult in immunodepressed patients. Diagnosis was made on seroconversion. No autopsy was performed. An association of sulfadiazine-pyrimethamine is often effective, but the prognosis is poor in the absence of a specific and precocious treatment.
Authors:
Y Bertrand; N Fegueux; M Rodière; R Jean
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives françaises de pédiatrie     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0003-9764     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Fr. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1988 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-12     Completed Date:  1988-10-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372421     Medline TA:  Arch Fr Pediatr     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  347-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Services de Pédiatrie, Hôpital Saint-Charles, Montpellier.
Vernacular Title:
Toxoplasmose cérébrale fatale chez un enfant leucémique en rémission.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Humans
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes / complications
Leukemia, Lymphoid / complications*
Toxoplasmosis / complications*,  diagnosis

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