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Sudden death due to cardiac toxoplasmosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16800354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recognition of cardiac toxoplasmosis has increased in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The functional consequences of toxoplasmosis of heart vary considerably depending on the intensity of inflammatory reaction, the extent of involvement of myocardial muscle fibers by necrosis and intramyocytic presence of tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii. This report describes a case of toxoplasma myocarditis that lead to fatal cardiac arrest. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of cardiac toxoplasmosis in the Indian literature, which has manifested as sudden death.
D N Lanjewar; S V Agale; A R Chitale; S R Joshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-27     Completed Date:  2006-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai 400 008.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden*
HIV Infections / complications
Myocarditis / pathology*
Myocardium / pathology
Necrosis / pathology
Toxoplasma / isolation & purification*
Toxoplasmosis / pathology*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis

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