Disease Information for Toxoplasmosis, cerebral

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Delay Sitting Unsupported Infant
Rolling Over Delay Infant
Altered mental status Mental status change
Central Facial Paralysis
CNS symptoms/signs
Cognitive defect
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delayed walking milestone/child
Development Motor Skills (Milestones) Delayed
Drowsiness/somnolence
Facial weakness/droop, unilateral
Focal neurologic deficit
Impaired judgement/signs
Infant Seizures
Movement or gait disorder/signs
Obtunded/poorly responsive status/signs
Seizures
Seizures/Children/recurrent
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Unconscious/Narcosis status
Acutely ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Hypersomnia/Increased need for sleep
Visual acuity decreasing
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Fever in Cellular Immune Defect
AIDS with Altered Mental State
AIDS with Brain mass
AIDS with Neurologic Manifestations
AIDS with Seizures
HIV AIDS with Cognitive Decline
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Cat feces
Exposure/Pets
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cellular immune defect
Patient/Immune compromised/Immune suppressed
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Serum specific antibodies increased
Microlab/Toxoplasmosis titer/serology
Microlab/Toxoplasma gondii isolation
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
CSF abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Cells
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
CT Scan
CT Scan /Brain Mass in AIDS
CT Scan/Head Brain lesion/mass single
CT Scan/Head Brain Multiple mass lesions
CT Scan/Head Calcified Basal ganglia
CT Scan/Head/calcified cystic lesions
CT Scan/Head/lesion ring enhancement
MRI/Head Brain Abnormal
MRI/Head Scan Abnormal
X-RAY
Xray/Basal ganglia calcification/Skull
Xray/Calcifications intracranial/brain/Skull
Xray/Multiple intracranial calcifications/Head
Xray/Skull abnormality
Angiography
Angios/Cerebral abnormal
Angios/Cerebral avascular lesion/mass
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Brain abscess
Cryptococcal meningitis
Cryptococcoma/CNS
Cysticercosis, cerebral
Encephalitis
Encephalitis, viral
Meningioma
Associated Disease & Complications
AIDS Dementia
Brain abscess
CNS disease/involvement
Coma/Unconscious
Convulsions (grand mal)
Encephalitis
Encephalitis, secondary
Hemiparesis
Hemiplegia
Intracranial Mass/Effect
Meningoencephalitis
Stroke/Child
Thrombocytopenia
Thrombocytopenia in Children
Intracranial Lesion
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Immune deficiency
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Opportunistic infection prone (example)
AGENT/Protozoan disease (ex)
AGENT/Severe Neonatal Infections
AGENT/Zoonosis disease (ex)
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CNS mass lesion effect
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
PROCESS/Movement disorder (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Clindamycin/primaquine
RX/Pyrimethamine (Daraprim)
RX/Pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine (Fansidar)
RX/Spiramycin (Rovamycin)
Definition

Infections of the BRAIN caused by the protozoan TOXOPLASMA gondii that primarily arise in individuals with IMMUNOLOGIC DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES (see also AIDS-RELATED OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS). The infection may involve the brain diffusely or form discrete abscesses. Clinical manifestations include SEIZURES, altered mentation, headache, focal neurologic deficits, and INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp41-3)

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