Unusual manifestation of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a HIV-positive patient

Fong, M.Y. and Wong, K.T. and Rohela, M. and Tan, L.H. and Adeeba, K. and Lee, Y.Y. and 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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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
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 03:48
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 05:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2724

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