Unusual manifestation of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a HIV-positive patient

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

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    Abstract

    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
    Creators:
    1. Fong, M.Y.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    2. Wong, K.T.
    3. Rohela, M.
    4. Tan, L.H.
    5. Adeeba, K.
    6. Lee, Y.Y.
    7. 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: 12 Dec 2014 13:48
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2724

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