Fièvre, adénopathie: une situation clinique de toxoplasmose aiguë chez une patiente immunocompétente [Fever and lymphadenopathy: acute toxoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient].

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Title
Fièvre, adénopathie: une situation clinique de toxoplasmose aiguë chez une patiente immunocompétente [Fever and lymphadenopathy: acute toxoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Kaparos N., Favrat B., D'Acremont V.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Volume
10
Number
452
Pages
2264, 2266-2268, 2270
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In Switzerland about a third of the population has antibodies against this pathogen and has thus already been in contact with the parasite or has contracted the disease. Immunocompetent patients are usually asymptomatic (80-90%) during primary infection. The most common symptom is neck or occipital lymphadenopathy. Serology is the diagnostic gold standard in immunocompetent individuals. The presence of IgM antibodies is however not sufficient to make a definite diagnosis of acute toxoplasmosis. Distinction between acute and chronic toxoplasmosis requires additional serological tests (IgG avidity test). If required, the most used and probably most effective treatment is the combination of pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine, with folinic acid.
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