Parasitology
CNS
Toxoplasma gondii


Topic Completed: 14 February 2019

Revised: 14 February 2019

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See Also: lymph nodes, lung, transfusion medicine, stomach, eye

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Common obligate intracellular parasite that is either asymptomatic, causes lymphadenitis or produces an acute infection during pregnancy that may damage fetus
  • Transmitted from cat feces (kitty litter) or undercooked meat
  • Can infect any nucleated cell
Pathophysiology
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii

Electron microscopy images

Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii

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