CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(02): 445-450
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1734226
Pictorial Essay

Role of Imaging in a Case of Toxoplasmosis Presenting as Generalized Lymphadenopathy

1  Department of Radiology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Muhammed Jasim Abdul Jalal
2  Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
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1  Department of Radiology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Senthil Raja
3  Department of Nuclear Medicine, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Funding None.

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis is caused by Toxoplasma gondii an obligate protozoan intracellular parasite. The disease has variable prevalence globally and is usually asymptomatic. Pregnant and immunocompromised people are at risk of getting infected. Enlarged lymph nodes are the most frequently observed clinical form of Toxoplasma in humans, mostly affecting posterior cervical nodes. Other organs usually affected are the brain and eyes. We present a case of toxoplasmosis with generalized lymphadenopathy mimicking metastasis in a lady with a previous history of operated pancreatic neoplasm.



Publication History

Publication Date:
28 July 2021 (online)

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