Fong, M. Y.; Wong, K. T.; Rohela, M.; Tan, L. H.; Adeeba, K.; Lee, Y. Y.; Lau, Y. L. (2010) Unusual manifestation of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a HIV-positive patient. Tropical Biomedicine, 27 (3). pp. 447-450. ISSN 0127-5720
We report a case of unusual cutaneous toxoplasmosis manifestation in a HIV-positive patient. He presented with hard and painful nodular lesions on the arms, hands and chest. Serology tests for anti-Toxoplasma antibody were negative. However, histopathologic examination of the lesion revealed foci of macrophages containing crescent-shaped organisms resembling the zoites of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Ultrastructure examination under electron microscopy and PCR confirmed the organism as T. gondii.
|Item Type: ||Article|
- Fong, M. Y.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
- Wong, K. T.
- Rohela, M.
- Tan, L. H.
- Adeeba, K.
- Lee, Y. Y.
- Lau, Y. L.
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Tropical Biomedicine|
|Additional Information: ||Fong, M. Y. Wong, K. T. Rohela, M. Tan, L. H. Adeeba, K. Lee, Y. Y. Lau, Y. L.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Parasitology(Medical Parasitology),Diagnostics(Molecular Diagnosis and Recombinant Antigens),Virology (Molecular Characterisation and Epidemiology)|
|Subjects: ||R Medicine|
|Divisions: ||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User: ||Prof. Dr. Mun Yik Fong|
|Date Deposited: ||21 Feb 2012 11:48|
|Last Modified: ||21 Feb 2012 11:48|
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