Macrophage activation syndrome triggered by primary disseminated toxoplasmosis


Arslan F., Batirel A., Ramazan M., Ozer S., Mert A.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.44, no.12, pp.1001-1004, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00365548.2012.691208
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1001-1004

Abstract

We report the case of a patient with disseminated toxoplasmosis who presented with cervical lymphadenopathies and pneumonia. Although the infection was successfully treated with co-trimoxazole, the patient developed reactive macrophage activation syndrome (rMAS). To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rMAS triggered by toxoplasmosis in the medical literature.